Forks and Corks Food and Wine Festival

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Organizers of 2023 Forks & Corks Food & Wine Festival are excited to announce ticket information for the Grand Tasting at The Ringling Museum of Art, presented by the Sarasota-Manatee Originals. Celebrating its 16th year in 2023, the multi-day epicurean event is designed to showcase the palate-pleasing talents of the locally-owned, independent restaurants of Sarasota and Manatee Counties, highlighted by an esteemed international cast of visiting winery owners and winemakers. The Festival is scheduled for April 20-24, 2023 and offers a world-class weekend of winemaker dinners, interactive wine seminars and wine tastings that culminates with the alfresco Grand Tasting event at The Ringling Museum of Art Courtyard. Forks & Corks’ most sought-after event is the Grand Tasting taking place on Sunday, April 23, 2023 in the historic courtyard of The Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota. Guests will savor delicious dishes presented by over 40 Members of the Sarasota-Manatee Originals restaurant group and sample from a collection of more than 300 unique wines from across the globe selected by event Co-Chair Michael Klauber and judged by an esteemed group of beverage professionals. There will be live musical entertainment, and an expansive silent auction of rare and collectible wines and experiences. “A wine shop is also available, where patrons can purchase the various wines,making Forks & Corks one of only a few festivals in the Southeast to provide the opportunity to purchase their favorite wines onsite during the event,” added Ms. Davis. Due to the unprecedented demand this year, there are three available ticket levels. VIP ticket holders ($450+ each) receive a variety of perks including a $150 wine voucher for the onsite wine shop, complimentary valet parking, and covered seating in the Forks & Corks VIP Tent Presented by The Scout Guide. Early Access tickets ($350+ each) include a $50 wine voucher.,Both VIP and Early Access Ticket holders will enjoy expedited early access to the wine shop with a Champagne Reception (11am to 12pm) as well as early event entrance into the Grand Tasting in the Ringling Courtyard at 11:30am. General Admission tickets ($175+ each), will be available on January 19 at 7:00pm, and historically have sold out in a matter of minutes. The 2023 Forks & Corks festival is supported by its sponsors including Suncoast Porsche and Audi Sarasota (Presenting Sponsor), Art Ovation Hotel, Florida Design Works, Icard Merrill, Atlas Insurance, Sweet Sparkman Architects, Lincoln Financial Group, Sysco, Palmer Accounting Group PA, the Observer Media Group and more. For more information on Forks & Corks and to purchase tickets, visit EatLikeALocal.com. Follow Forks & Corks on Facebook and Instagram.

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