About Forks & Corks University

    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! 2021 event dates and ticket sales information will be announced soon.

     

    Panel Topics

    The 2021 panel topics will be annouced soon!

    FAQs

    How do I purchase tickets to a University Master Class?

    Tickets are available online only and ticket information will be announced soon.

    Your tickets will be e-mailed to you immediately after you complete your purchase. No printed tickets will be distributed, they will only be transmitted via e-mail. Please print your tickets at home or prepare to present them at check-in via your mobile device.

    There is no limit on the number of tickets you may purchase for the Forks & Corks University Master Classes.

    What is the Ticket Sales Policy?

    You should treat your tickets like cash. All tickets to the Forks & Corks Grand Tasting and University Master Classes are non-refundable and will not be replaced if lost or stolen. All events, prices, performances, venues, dates and times are subject to change without notice. All sales are final. Your tickets will not be replaced, refunded or exchanged for any reason whatsoever. To have 100% confidence in the validity of your ticket purchase, you should only purchase your tickets through our Vendini ticket system. The validity of tickets purchased through other websites or resellers cannot be verified by The Sarasota-Manatee Originals prior to event day.

    Guests must be 21+ to purchase tickets to this event. No children will be admitted (even infants.) Thank you for understanding!

    Can I purchase the wine I am tasting during the event?

    Yes! The wine you are sampling will be available for purchase through an order form that will be handed out prior to your session.

    Can I reserve my seats ahead of time?

    No seats may be reserved in advance. Seats will be filled on a first come first service basis. If you are attending in a large party, we suggest timely arrival in order to be seated together. We cannot guarantee that groups larger than 2+ will have side by side seating arrangements.

    What is the Late Arrival Policy?

    Guests that arrive more than 15 minutes after the start of the panel will not be guaranteed admission to the event. Due to the nature of the tasting experience, late arrivals create disruptions for our guests, panelists and moderators. We appreciate your understanding and consideration for all of our guests!

    Event Details

    Location & Time

    The locations and times for the 2021 University master  

    Tickets

    Tickets are available online at the link below.

    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. 

    Your tickets will be e-mailed to you immediately after you complete your purchase. No printed tickets will be distributed, they will only be transmitted via e-mail. Please print your tickets at home or prepare to present them at check-in via your mobile device.

    There is no limit on the number of tickets you may purchase for the Forks & Corks University Master Classes.

    Parking & Arrival

    Parking for all events will be in the Mid-Town plaza located at 1283 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34239. Volunteers will be onsite to assist guests.

    The panel events are open seating. If you are attending the event with other guests and would like to be seated together we suggest a timely arrival.  

    Guests that arrive more than 15 minutes after the start of the panel will not be guaranteed admission to the event. Due to the nature of the tasting experience, late arrivals create disruptions for our guests, panelists and moderators. We appreciate your understanding and consideration for all of our guests!

    Directions

    Parking for the University Master Classes is located in the Mid-Town Plaza at 1283 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34239

    Upon arrival check in for all University Master Classes will take place outside of the Michael's Wine Cellar. Our volunteers will then direct you to the location of your panel.

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