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Forks & Corks 2020 Events


About Forks & Corks

Savor local flavor during the SunCoast’s premier Food and Wine and Festival. Forks & Corks will showcase the palate-pleasing products of an international cast of visiting winery owners and winemakers alongside the deliciously diverse cuisine of The Sarasota-Manatee Originals restaurants.

The Sarasota-Manatee Originals are a collaborative of independently owned restaurants and culinary innovators committed to uniting the energies of local restaurants and celebrating the food that’s indigenous to our Gulf-coastal lifestyle. Forks & Corks is the organization’s largest annual community event and fundraiser.

Forks & Corks Events at Michael's On East

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SOLD OUT - On Friday, January 24, Proprietor, Paul Cluver, of Paul Cluver Wines & Cellarmaster, Charl Coetzee, of Babylonstoren will come together to host a South African Wine Dinner in partnership with Michael's On East. Enjoy dining within the hip, urban Michael’s Wine Cellar under the candlelit gaze of more than 1,000 International estate-bottled wines.


TICKETS AVAILABLE - Join us as we take a tour throughout the world of wine. We'll hear from some of the wine world's leading women winemakers and estate owners and be inspired by discussions on collective contributions and experiences from pioneers of the wine industry.



SOLD OUT - The seminar will give wine lovers a chance to taste California’s diverse wines and learn the winemakers’ philosophies on California terroir and the direction California wine is heading. You'll be cruisin' through California...Buckle up!


SOLD OUT - This tasting seminar is devoted to native Italian grape varieties and the wines made from them. Led by some of Italy’s top producers, our panel takes you on a journey through Italia, tasting various whites and reds from some of the country’s most prestigious regions.

Forks Corks Wine Tasting

TICKETS AVAILABLE - On Saturday, January 25, 2020, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM, visit Michael's Wine Cellar for a Forks & Corks exclusive tasting experience. Guests will have the opportunity to meet & greet with international winemakers while sampling their prized wines. Come try dozens of international wines, enjoy light bites, and discover a new favorite! No reservations are required for this casual, walk-about wine event. Tickets are $10 in advance or at the door.


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