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    About the Retail Tastings

    The Sarasota-Manatee Originals partner with various wine retail shops and other local businesses in the Sarasota, Venice and Bradenton area who host wine tasting events featuring the Forks & Corks participating wineries. 

    Guests can sip and shop while mingling with the visiting winemakers and winery principals at these "pop-up" events which can range from large gatherings to more intimate get-togethers. 

    Participating Retailers

    More retail tastings and details are being added every day so please check back

    Elevated Wine and Spirits' Paso Robles Grand Premier!

    Paso Robles Grand Premiere
    Monday January 22 |  5-9PM | $99 per person

    An ultimate wine experience - join 8 winemakers and 1 amazing chef downtown at The Kompose Hotel, a fantastic location that will set the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable experience.

    5-7PM for Industry VIPs 
    7-9PM for the Public, includes wine and food pairings and a bottle of wine

    Link here for information and tickets

    Kompose Hotel
    965 University Parkway, Sarasota, FL

    Michael's Wine Cellar

    Forks & Corks Open House Wine Tasting
    Saturday January 27 | 2-4PM | $25 per person

    Featuring over 50 handpicked wines from the Forks & Corks participating wineries.

    Click here to purchase tickets

    Michael's On East
    1259 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL

    Butcher's Block

    Saturday, January 27 from 2 - 7pm

    Over 100 different wines to sample, plus meet winemakers, owners and wine pros, who will be bringing this year's favorite wines featured at the 2024 Forks & Corks Food and Wine Festival.
    Enjoy light bites and free valet parking.
    It's going to be a FUN day tasting wine under the beautiful Butcher's Block wine tent.
    Tickets available online only. $75 in advance includes taxes and fees, $125 at the door, plus tax (if we don't sell out). Get your tickets here.

    The Butcher's Block
    3242 17th Street, Sarasota, FL