We are thrilled to announce details for the numerous Forks & Corks events hosted at Michael's Wine Cellar, Michael's On East and the Michael's On East Ballroom in January 2016! Some of the most remarkable - and popular - functions include two wine dinner events hosted by visiting winemakers, in town for Forks & Corks! Michael’s Wine Dinners feature extravagant five-course feasts designed to complement a specific winery or portfolio. South African Wine Dinner Featuring Babylonstoren & Paul Cluver Hosted by Charl Coetzee (Babylonstoren, Winemaker) & Liesl Rust (Paul Cluver, Co-Owner) Friday, January 29, 2016 7 p.m. at Michael's Wine Cellar $95 per person, plus tax and gratuity Click here to make reservations online or call 941-366-0007, ext. 229. Napa Valley Wine Dinner Featuring The Hess Collection & Rombauer Vineyards Hosted by Kate Ayers (The Hess Collection, Associate Winemaker) & Luke Clayton (Rombauer Vineyards, Winemaker) Saturday, January 30, 2016 7 p.m. at Michael's Wine Cellar $95 per person, plus tax and gratuity Click here to make reservations online or call 941-366-0007, ext. 229. Forks & Corks "Open House" Wine Tasting Also mark your calendar for Michael's Retail Forks & Corks Wine Tasting, 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, January 30, 2016. All are welcome to attend a casual afternoon tasting at Michael’s Wine Cellar in celebration of Forks & Corks. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to meet winemakers and winery owners from around the world, plus, of course, taste the wines that are their true pride and joy! Admission is $10 per person. No RSVP is required for this casual Saturday afternoon wine tasting, simply join us at Michael’s Wine Cellar, but please note the time: 3-5 p.m. Click here to make online reservations in advance for this casual tasting event. Forks & Corks University The Sarasota-Manatee Originals are also accepting reservations for Forks & Corks University, an educational program scheduled for the morning and afternoon on Saturday, January 30 this year. Full-day and half-day seminars, including a wine luncheon are available with Michael's On East, Michael's Wine Cellar and the Michael's Ballroom hosting various aspects of each event. Click here for details and reservations to Forks & Corks University. Please note that tickets to the 2016 Forks & Corks Grand Tasting produced by the Sarasota-Manatee Originals sold out in just a few minutes in November 2015. We hope you'll be able to join us for these numerous other opportunities to meet visiting winemakers throughout Forks & Corks weekend including these special events on property at Michael's.