Party time excellent
This year's event has something for every type of wine lover, from novice to expert.
The festival will be limited this year because of Covid-19 safety precautions, but there's still plenty going on.
The Sarasota-Manatee Originals is selling vouchers at a 30 percent discount.
The goal of the two-week event is to highlight the variety of cuisine in the area and to encourage customers to order from local, independent restaurants.
The new designs include slogans like "Eat Sip Support Local," "Be Original" and "Eat Like a Local."
Details of how next year's festival might function have not yet been worked out, but organizers say it is happening.
Every day this week, participating bars and restaurants are serving special new drinks, offering discounts and more.
Sip, baby, sip
The 2020 Forks & Corks Food & Wine Festival is scheduled to take place Jan. 23-27.
The Sarasota-Manatee Originals recently promoted Sarah Firstenberger to the role of executive director and hired Maggie Wood as event manager.
The Sarasota-Manatee Originals, a nonprofit with more than 50 member restaurants, recently elected Sonia Velasco as the group's new board president.
Plus, the newest from Tableseide Restaurant Group and the Originals' famous gift certificate sale.
Veronica Pastore sips and samples at the Forks & Corks Grand Tasting.