FLORIDA'S FINEST FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL!

Media Information

Named a "three day gastronomic Olympics" by the Washington Post, The Sarasota-Manatee Originals Food & Wine Festival celebrates local, independent restaurants while raising a glass to the world's finest wines and beers!

Limited complimentary tickets are available to media to attend the Forks & Corks events. Media credentials are required to attend any event and are only offered to one journalist or photographer per media outlet, excluding guests or sales staff.

Please fill out the request form below and submit. You will be contacted through our PR consultant, Nori Rodriguez. 386-677-7000 x3, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Application deadline: December 1, 2019

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Forks & Corks Media Event Request:

Winemaker Dinner Reservations: Friday January 24th and Saturday January 25th at various Original member restaurants. Note: Winemaker Dinner Reservations are very limited and will be issued at the discretion of the participating restaurants. Comped seat does not include a gratuity for the service staff.


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Forks & Corks Grand Tasting: Sunday January 26th at The Ringling Museum Courtyard (press admitted at 11 am, event begins at noon – 4pm)
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Media Credentials are non-transferable and cannot be used by any person other than the approved journalist or photographer. Organization may request a copy of your media credential/ID. Media will be issued Press Badge in order to enter The Grand Tasting.

Media Interview Request:

Media who express interest in an interview prior to – or at the various events are urged to provide ample advanced notice. Interviews are available with the following Forks & Corks representatives; please indicate interest by checking below:



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Thank you for your interest in Forks & Corks, 2020. We will review all media requests and get back to you by Friday, December 20th.

Note: The Sarasota-Manatee Originals would greatly appreciate notice and/or a copy of any articles published regarding FORKS & CORKS Food & Wine Festival. Please send hard copies to Sarasota-Manatee Originals, 1215 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34239, or electronic PDF versions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  All collateral material is available for download on this site.

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