Corks + forks 2020

UPDATE: We have been in communication with panelists scheduled for this week's webinars and have made the decision to postpone the remaining Virtual Corks + Forks webinars in order to provide space for more pressing messages and issues facing the community. We will list new dates soon. 


We are proud to continue to support the work of our five nonprofit partners and Family Meal through donations and participation in the online auction. Your support provides vital funds for these organizations who are doing important work in our community. Learn more about them here. Thank you!

Your support benefits these six nonprofits:

scheduled webinars

In the Cellar with Kate & Althea

A food + wine exploration

Monday, June 1, 2020

4:00pm - 4:45pm


Step inside the cellar at SE Wine Collective for a fun and informative wine and food demo with Kate Norris and Chef Althea Grey Potter. The two will create some inspiring wine and food pairings and promise to bring a smile to your face. 

Women in Wine

A conversation

Monday, June 1, 2020

5:30pm - 6:30pm


Four leaders in Oregon wine discuss the state of the wine industry today and what might be ahead. Join Christine Clair of Willamette Valley Vineyards, Sarah Cabot of Battle Creek Cellar, Wynne Peterson-Nedry of 00 Wines, and Jessica Mozeico of Et Fille Wines for a lively conversation. 

Community-Rooted Relief

A chat with the team behind Family Meal

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

4:00pm - 4:45pm

Family Meal, a nonprofit founded in 2019 and 100% volunteer-run, provides financial relief to Oregon’s food service and agricultural workers in a medical debt crisis. They've been at the forefront of the COVID-19 crisis, supporting those who have been most affected. Hear from the Family Meal team and learn more about the importance of their mission in the community.

Chef Spotlight

A conversation with four Portland chefs

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Restaurants around the world are facing unprecedented challenges in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how four Portland culinary leaders - Chefs Carlo Lamagna, Aaron Barnett, Jason French, and Bonnie Morales, are staying positive and looking ahead. 

Wine Wednesday at Abbey Road Farm

A virtual visit to Oregon wine country

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

4pm - 4:45pm

Take a virtual trip to Oregon wine country with a fun and entertaining conversation with the winemakers at Abbey Road Farm - James Rahn and Luke Wylde. 

Travel in a COVID World

A conversation with MODERN ADVENTURE founders Luis & Jo

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

5:30pm - 6:30pm

There's no question that travel has changed. We all have questions about what might be ahead and while no one has the exact answers, there is inspiration to be found. We have asked travel experts Luis and Joann Vargas, the founders of MODERN ADVENTURE, to share their insights on the state of travel and what continues to keep them inspired. 

Stump the Somms!

A fun and interactive trivia game with wine experts

Thursday, June 4, 2020

4:00pm - 4:45pm

We're bringing the experts back for a fun and interactive online trivia game. These experts will be quizzed - Jeopardy style - on all things related to oenology, viticulture, and varietals. Who will gain the most points and be crowned Corks + Forks King or Queen?  Submit your questions before the panel begins and try to stump the somms!

What's So Special About Oregon?

An informational webinar

Thursday, June 4, 2020

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Just what is it about Oregon’s climate, location and soils that makes wine from this special place so divine? Take an exciting and educational look into Oregon’s dynamic growing regions with Certified Wine Educator Carrie Kalscheuer.

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other opportunities

Virtual Ring Toss

Let us win for you!

One of everyone's favorite parts of Corks + Forks is the ring toss. We're bringing it to you virtually! Just select which Classic Wines Auction team member that you'd like to toss the ring for you, and we'll do our very best to win a bottle of wine for you. You'll even get a video of us tossing the ring. 

Donate for the Cause

Show your support for six local nonprofits

We can't gather in person this year, but we've done our best to bring you compelling programming and a fantastic online auction. Proceeds benefit our nonprofit partners and Family Meal. Please consider donating what you may have spent for your Corks + Forks ticket. Thank you.

Online Auction

Bid on incredible items from May 27 - June 4

We have some incredible items up for bid in the online auction with proceeds benefiting our six nonprofit partners. Don't miss your opportunity to win amazing wines and more!

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