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Event chairmen Michael Klauber and Kate Atkin

Forks & Corks Food & Wine Festival: The Grand Tasting

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 |

Event chairmen Michael Klauber and Kate Atkin

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Winemakers Philippe and Corinne Ehrhart with fellow winemaker Bertrand Anbroise

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 |

Winemakers Philippe and Corinne Ehrhart with fellow winemaker Bertrand Anbroise

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Todd Anderson and Marianna Cher

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 |

Todd Anderson and Marianna Cher

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Nicole Fromer and Jordan Fleming of LTD Wine Distributors

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 |

Nicole Fromer and Jordan Fleming of LTD Wine Distributors

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Dave Robert, Robert Kacher, Craig Baker and Kelly Moore of Robert Kacher Selections

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 |

Dave Robert, Robert Kacher, Craig Baker and Kelly Moore of Robert Kacher Selections

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Ana Arias and Gina Della Volpe

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 |

Ana Arias and Gina Della Volpe

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Caragiulos had a wide variety of bruschettas for people to try.

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 |

Caragiulos had a wide variety of bruschettas for people to try.

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Mini roasted bell peppers from Ortygia

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 |

Mini roasted bell peppers from Ortygia

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Gary and Kathy Bockhold

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 |

Gary and Kathy Bockhold

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Stan and Mary Jane Antrim with Boris and Theresa Kirilloff

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 |

Stan and Mary Jane Antrim with Boris and Theresa Kirilloff

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Primo’s had their orecchiette cooking over hot stones at their tent.

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 |

Primo’s had their orecchiette cooking over hot stones at their tent.

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Harry Wetzel pours wine for Lois and Bob Guide

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 |

Harry Wetzel pours wine for Lois and Bob Guide

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Cheryl Lycans and Bonnie Ladewski enjoy a treat from Ceviche

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 |

Cheryl Lycans and Bonnie Ladewski enjoy a treat from Ceviche

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Joe Rogers and Hal Christensen

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 |

Joe Rogers and Hal Christensen

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Nichole Bradley, Diane Bradley and Robert Schafer

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 |

Nichole Bradley, Diane Bradley and Robert Schafer

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Ben Hammond performed well-known tunes as well as their own originals throughout the afternoon.

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 |

Ben Hammond performed well-known tunes as well as their own originals throughout the afternoon.

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Randy Koko, Melissa Epstein and Kim Rowe

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 |

Randy Koko, Melissa Epstein and Kim Rowe

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People lined up under tents to try different wines

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 |

People lined up under tents to try different wines

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Vicky Weis and Mary Frowley made themselves comfortable while drinking wine and trying food at the Grand Tasting.

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 |

Vicky Weis and Mary Frowley made themselves comfortable while drinking wine and trying food at the Grand Tasting.

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Virginia Hughes was dressed as a mermaid by the Half-Shell Oyster House’s tent.

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 |

Virginia Hughes was dressed as a mermaid by the Half-Shell Oyster House’s tent.

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Colleen Teague, Pat Lennon and Danielle Lennon had fun posing with Virginia Hughes, dressed as a mermaid.

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 |

Colleen Teague, Pat Lennon and Danielle Lennon had fun posing with Virginia Hughes, dressed as a mermaid.

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Gil and Elisabeth Waters

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 |

Gil and Elisabeth Waters

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Deanna Ferguson and Aaron Muhl

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 |

Deanna Ferguson and Aaron Muhl

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Kris and Amanda Pennewell

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 |

Kris and Amanda Pennewell

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Agnes and Anthony Nasso

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 |

Agnes and Anthony Nasso

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People made their way from tent to tent trying different food and wines Sunday, Jan. 27.

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 |

People made their way from tent to tent trying different food and wines Sunday, Jan. 27.

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Eric Peters and Julie Hunnel

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 |

Eric Peters and Julie Hunnel

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Debbie Lamb and Jennifer Lamb

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 |

Debbie Lamb and Jennifer Lamb

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Barbara Brazeau and Stephanie Dubsky

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 |

Barbara Brazeau and Stephanie Dubsky

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Susan Jones and Kyla Weiner

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 |

Susan Jones and Kyla Weiner

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Liam and Maurizio Colucci

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 |

Liam and Maurizio Colucci

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John and Jean Thorton with Phyllis and Jack Black

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 |

John and Jean Thorton with Phyllis and Jack Black

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People made their way from tent to tent trying different food and wines Sunday, Jan. 27.

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 |

People made their way from tent to tent trying different food and wines Sunday, Jan. 27.

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Stacy Braxton, Val Paiva, Marie Knight and Sheila Newell-Wood

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 |

Stacy Braxton, Val Paiva, Marie Knight and Sheila Newell-Wood

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Mac MacIssac had a handy wine glass holder around his neck so that he could be hands-free during the Grand Tasting.

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 |

Mac MacIssac had a handy wine glass holder around his neck so that he could be hands-free during the Grand Tasting.

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Joanie Corneil and Cammy Nilner of Square 1 Burgers and Bar

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 |

Joanie Corneil and Cammy Nilner of Square 1 Burgers and Bar

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Joanie Corneil wore red cowboy boots decorated with a peacock feather embroidery.

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 |

Joanie Corneil wore red cowboy boots decorated with a peacock feather embroidery.

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Ed Chiles and Seth Cripe try wines together at the Grand Tasting

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 |

Ed Chiles and Seth Cripe try wines together at the Grand Tasting

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Dan and Judy Reskow

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 |

Dan and Judy Reskow

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Christine Lewis and Pete Nolan

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 |

Christine Lewis and Pete Nolan

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An overall view of the Grand Tasting in the courtyard of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 |

An overall view of the Grand Tasting in the courtyard of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.

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There were food and drink stations in the courtyard and in the breezeways of the museum.

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 |

There were food and drink stations in the courtyard and in the breezeways of the museum.

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Steve Boris, Christine Koch and Fritz Chaleff

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 |

Steve Boris, Christine Koch and Fritz Chaleff

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Some of the wines in the silent auction were signed by the winemakers with either their names or friendly greetings.

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 |

Some of the wines in the silent auction were signed by the winemakers with either their names or friendly greetings.

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Tom and Kim Freiwald

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 |

Tom and Kim Freiwald

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Alex Miller and Chris Voelker

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 |

Alex Miller and Chris Voelker

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Trudy and Dennis Archer

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 |

Trudy and Dennis Archer

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Ethan Biter and Molly Klauber

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 |

Ethan Biter and Molly Klauber

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Each guest had their own wine glass to take around with them as they tried sips of different wines at the Grand Tasting.

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 |

Each guest had their own wine glass to take around with them as they tried sips of different wines at the Grand Tasting.

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Julie and Bryan Simonson enjoy some food and wine by the fountain in the courtyard.

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 |

Julie and Bryan Simonson enjoy some food and wine by the fountain in the courtyard.

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