March 6 - March 10, 2019

Charleston Wine + Food

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Festival 101

As the 11th annual Charleston Wine + Food quickly approaches, we wanted to take the time to lay out a little Festival 101. This list of important tidbits can be helpful to even the most experienced guest, so read up and get ready for the tasty weekend you have planned! + Keep hydrated and well rested. Remember, it's a marathon, not a sprint. Make sure to drink water throughout the day, and get plenty of sleep so you can live it up every day! + Don't hesitate to ask for help! Our number one priority is your experience. Staff and volunteers will be around for any guidance you need! + While we do love children and pets, no one under 21 (even in a child carrier) and no furry friends are allowed at any Charleston Wine + Food events. + Tickets can be printed,  and also scanned directly from your mobile phone for easy entrance. + Make sure to check the weather a few days out and pack accordingly. Being comfortable is a key to having a great experience, and layering is definitely a good idea. March weather in Charleston is very unpredictable. + Share your experience! Be sure to utilize our official hashtag, #CHSWFF! We absolutely love to see/share/like your posts, so don't be shy. + The Culinary Village is a must. This all-access experience can be enjoyed Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 12p.m. - 5p.m., so plan to hang out all afternoon as you sip, roam, explore and take it all in. P.S. - Check out the Culinary Village map and familiarize yourself with the area! + The festival experiences doesn't have to end March 6 - Fly your wine home! Pick up all your new favorites at the Bottles Wine Retail Shop located in the Culinary Village (Marion Square). + Safety is first, festival goers. And what's easier than Uber?  Sign up and download the app on your cell phone for easy riding around Charleston during the weekend. + Keep a schedule-at-a-glance on hand, and know which events you have on your schedule! Pick up our Official 2016 Program during the festival at our Ticketing Office (located in Marion Square) or grab a copy of Charleston Magazine's February issue (and pull out the insert to keep with you as you set out on your #CHSWFF adventure). + Take a moment to appreciate our incredible partners and all their generous support. We would be lost without them. + Have more questions? Contact us: ticketing@cwf.obviouslee.com or 843.727.9998 x101. + Bring your appetite and an open mind!
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A chance to WIN!

Channel your inner #FestivalForager for a chance to WIN! That's right, we're sending you on a culinary adventure! Starting Wednesday, February 17, we will post a riddle each day to reveal the location of one of our #Foodcabulary words. (Need a little help? All of the riddles are about our festival partners. Use this page to help you.) Each location will have 50 #Foodcabulary cards. You will collect one card per location. So, how is this going to work? Here’s the skinny on how to participate: 1. Solve the riddle. 2. Head to the location of the riddle and pick up the #Foodcabulary word card. 3. Take a photo of the #Foodcabulary card and post to Instagram. Tag @chswineandfood and use the hashtags #chswff #festivalforager. 4. Find 4 out of the 5 words and post your photos by Sunday evening at 11:59pm to be entered to win! We will choose three entries at random and announce the winner on Monday, February 22nd by 5pm. Nitty Gritty Details:
  • You must be at least 21 years of age to enter the contest.
  • You must not work for Charleston Wine + Food.
  • The contest will begin Wednesday, February 17th and end Sunday, February 21st.
  • A riddle will post daily to our Instagram account. (1 per day for 5 days)
  • You must collect all 4 out of 5 #Foodcabulary words from the 5 separate locations, post your photos to Instagram, tag @chswineandfood and use the hashtags #chswff #festivalforager.
  • Although this is a contest, this isn’t a race...it’s more like a marathon. As long as you collect all 4 out of 5 foodcabulary words and post before 11:59pm on Sunday, February 21st, you will be eligible to win. You can collect your cards daily or all in one day. We don’t care when/how you collect them, as long as you do!
  • We will choose 3 lucky winners at random. Each selectee will win 2 tickets to a Charleston Wine + Food event. Events available: Culinary Village, Roasted Goat and Toasted: Up in Smoke.
  • Please make sure your posts are public. We will not be able to see posts from a private Instagram account even if you use the appropriate hashtags and tagging.
On Wednesday, February 17th we will post our first riddle to Instagram and Twitter. Follow us on this culinary adventure, and best of luck to all you #festivalforagers! Stay tuned to this blog post throughout the contest. We will post each riddle here. (*Send any questions to: connect@cwf.obviouslee.com.) Wednesday's Riddle  After 5’oclock my consumption is increased. You could say I’m crafty although I’m not much of a decorator. You won't find any flowers in my garten. Where am I? #chswff #festivalforagers Thursday's Riddle Containers of liquid line my shelves. To get to me, you must pass over cables where thousands of feet have tread. My street name is known for its famous outdoor and camping gear. Where am I? Friday's Riddle You could say I don’t mix well with others. You may find me in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, or soaps.  I hang out in tall skinny bottles at this location on Archdale. Where am I? Saturday's Riddle You could say that I have an eye for design. You eat and cook in what I create. I’m at home all over the world. Where am I? Sunday's Riddle You count sheep in my chambers and shop in my halls. It could be argued that I have the largest Christmas train in town. My grill boasts 4 stars. Where am I?
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One Month To Go + Tickets Still Available!

UPDATED 2.23.16

We are officially just one month away from the 2016 installment of Charleston Wine + Food, and we couldn't be more thrilled about all the tremendous flavor in store: amazing talent, amazing events, amazing partners, the list goes on! There's a healthy helping of wonderful events with tickets still available, and we wanted to offer up an easy-to-peruse list for you to explore. Fill your plate with everything from interactive classes to beverage workshops to signature dinners. We've also listed out all those events with tickets under $100. Trust us - there's something for everyone at the 11th annual serving of Charleston Wine + Food. (Be sure to look for the that denotes all our new experiences.) For easy searching + shopping, just click on the event that interests you and it will take you directly to the event page where you can get all the info and purchase your ticket. CLASSES/WORKSHOPS: The Natural Vine $95 Uncommon In The Commonwealth $65 Heirloom Whiskey Revival With High Wire Distilling Co. $125 Outstanding Women of Wine $100 Vega Sicilia Undiscovered $250 Wine Spectator Workshop: Tasting In The Dark With Virginia Dare Winery $65 ZiNG! $65 Cloudy Bay Reserve Tasting $125 How To Speak Mixologist $65 Higher Marques: Grande Marnier + Cheese $95 Bringing The Chef’s Garden To The Bar $65 Darioush Back Vintage Tasting $250 Expressions of Jura $95 No Filter With Jim Clendenen $150 Heitz Cellar “Martha’s Vineyard” Vertical Tasting $300 My Sherry Amore $65 Maison Ruinart: Still Bubbly After All These Years $75 Wines On The Edge: How Climate Change Is Altering European Viticulture $125 Krug Virtuoso $350 You Are What You Drink $65 California Varietals: A New Generation of Winemaking $95 By Invitiation Only: Dining With Darioush $500 Iron Mixologist $55 Masting Pinot With Ken Wright $200 Wine of Kings $250 Noble Roots: Tasting With Robert Foley $250 Meet Mezcal: Tequila’s Smokin’ Cousin $65 Brewers, Brewskies + Bowling $50 SIGNATURE EVENTS: Opening Night $150 Baked @ Bowen’s $125 Soiree A La Belle Etoile: Dinner Under The Stars $350 The Roasted Goat $85 A Bourbon Affair: Brown Water + Smoke $100 Of Garden + Grape $125 Pecha Kucha + Wine + Food $40 Coastal Cuvee $100 North + South + East + West: Le Tour Des Femmes $750 On The Rocks (N’ Roll) $95 Toasted: Up In Smoke $85 UNDER $100: The Natural Vine $95 The Roasted Goat $85 Uncommon in The Commonwealth $65 Wine Spectator: Tasting in The Dark With Virginia Dare Winery $65 ZiNG! $65 How To Speak Mixologist $65 Higher Marque: Grand Marnier + Cheese $95 Bringing The Chef’s Garden To The Bar $65 Expressions of Jura $95 Pecha Kucha + Wine + Food $40 My Sherry Amore $65 Maison Ruinart: Still Bubbly After All These Years $75 You Are What You Drink $65 California Varietals: A New Generation Of Winemaking $95 Iron Mixologist $55 Meet Mezcal: Tequila’s Smokin’ Cousin $65 On The Rocks (‘N Roll) $95 Beer For Breakfast @ Chick’s Fry House $85 Brewers, Brewskies + Bowling $50 Toasted: Up in Smoke $85 CULINARY VILLAGE: Culinary Village Friday $100 Culinary Village Saturday $100 Culinary Village Sunday $100 Culinary Village Sunday - Locals Save $30! Cheers! We'll see you at the festival.
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