Hungering for the third annual Clearwater Beach Uncorked

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Floridians are hungering for the third annual Clearwater Beach Uncorked, the luxurious beachside food and wine adventure where guests can wiggle their toes in the sand while sampling some of the best fare on Florida’s west coast. The event holds court in front of the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa, a foodie affair that will offer succulent bites from Bay-area restaurant favorites,  an extensive variety of delicious wines from large and small batch wineries, and smooth ales from acclaimed craft breweries. Clearwater Beach Uncorked will be held on Saturday, February 8th and Sunday February 9th, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

Guests will relax in the laid-back environment that only Florida’s West Coast can offer as they experience this Grand Tasting adventure. Among the restaurant participants involved Caretta on the Gulf will sample seasonally inspired nibbles while SHOR American Grill will offer exquisitely prepared Gulf Seafood that will delight the eyes as well as the palate. 

Chefs will whip, whisk and wow from the Publix Aprons Cooking Stage including appearances by Publix Aprons Chefs Jim Hendry and Daniel Schubert, Lindt Master Chocolatier Ann Czaja, Duncan Hines Corporate Chef Joe DiPaola, and Buitoni  Corporate Chef Forrest Waldo II.

Moving the event to February has made it the quintessential pre-Valentine’s romantic destination. The addition of a decadent dessert tent will offer all that is rich and sweet for those with a spirit for adventure and all things indulgent. Discover exciting new pairing opportunities and unleash your palette to explore everything from bright bubbles to rich, bold reds.

 The VIP Grand Tasting Experience will be available on Saturday, February 8th from 1 pm to 5 pm. A private VIP lounge is yours for the asking, complete with reserve wines, super premium spirits and elegant restaurant offerings. VIP guests will also receive a fabulous limited edition Uncorked gift bag including samples from top brands in food, beauty, and health.

A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee’s College of Hospitality & Technology Leadership. Tickets are $85 for general admission or $125 for those who opt for the premium VIP experience. 

Awaken your taste buds at this two-day premier food and wine adventure as foodies and wine enthusiasts unite for this highly anticipated gastronomic adventure. For more information on Clearwater Beach Uncorked or to purchase tickets please visit 

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.