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.
Forks & Corks University is the ultimate way to meet the brightest and the best of the wine world! These unique wine seminars are led by world-renowned wine industry professionals and winemakers. Guests will swirl, sip and savor as the passionate and accomplished panel leads them on a guided tour of wine from around the globe – no passport required!
Tickets for each event are $55.00 per person (plus service fees). Each ticket will include a welcome glass of sparkling wine, all wine tastings, and a pairing plate of bites curated specifically to enhance the varietals presented by the panelists.
Visit eatlikealocal.com/forksandcorks for tickets!
Forks & Corks University Master Class: Vines of Italy
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.
Mauro Celli, Proprietor
Fattoria La Torre, Montecarlo, Italy
Valentina Abbona, Proprietor
Marchesi di Barolo, Barolo, Italy
Marta Magnabosco, Proprietor
Monte Tondo, Soave and Valpolicella, Italy
Sara Maule, Brand Ambassador
Nino Negri, Valtellina DOCG, Italy
Lorenzo Gatteschi, Proprietor & Winemaker
Podere Ciona, Chianti Classico DOCG, Tuscany, Italy