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March 6 - March 10, 2019

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Ticket Giveaway : Win Tickets to the 2019 Culinary Village!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win the Sweepstakes. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning. This Sweepstakes is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by Instagram, nor is Instagram associated with this Sweepstakes in any way. By entering, you acknowledge that Instagram bears no responsibility for this promotion and you release Instagram from any liability whatsoever in connection with this promotion. You understand that you are providing information to the Sponsor and not to Instagram. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Sweepstakes must be directed to the Sponsor, and not to Instagram. ENTRY PERIOD Sweepstakes starts at 10:00 AM on February 28th, 2018 and ends on March 5th, 2018 at 5:00 PM (EST – Eastern Standard Time) (the ‘Entry Period’). The Sweepstakes shall be subject to these Official Rules, and by entering, all participants agree to be bound by the terms and conditions herein. Certain restrictions may apply. TO ENTER/ INSTAGRAM POST (highlighted is the caption for Instagram post) We are excited to kick off the first day of the Culinary Village! Don’t forget to enter our contest! To enter the “9 Neighborhood + CHSWFF” sweepstakes (‘Sweepstakes’), follow @chswineandfood, like this post, post a photo in front of a neighborhood photo wall at the festival counts as 1 entry using the hashtag #CHSWFF.  All entries on the site must be received by 11:59 PM at March 5th, 2018. Link in Bio for full explanation of the contest. Entry must be made by the entrant, only at the Entry Site. Entries made by any other individual or any entity, and/or originating at any other Internet web site or email address, including but not limited to commercial Sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering service sites, will be declared invalid and disqualified for this Sweepstakes. ELIGIBILITY The Sweepstakes is open to Instagram followers of @chswineandfood who are legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, excluding Rhode Island, 21 years of age or older as of the date of entry and who are meet the eligibility requirements. The officers, directors, employees, contractors, and agents of the Sponsor and its advertising and promotion agencies (collectively, “Promotion Entities”) and the immediate families and those living in the same household of any of the above, are not eligible. All Federal, state and local rules and regulations apply. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. PRIZE(S) Prize(s) consists of the 2 tickets to the Culinary Village of the Charleston Wine + Food’s 2019 festival. The odds of winning a prize are determined by the total number of eligible entries received. All prizes are awarded “as is” with no guarantee, either express or implied. If by reason of a printing, typographical, administrative or other error, more prizes are claimed than the number set forth in these official rules, all persons making purportedly valid claims will be included in a random drawing to award the advertised number of prizes available in the prize category in question. No more than the advertised number of prizes will be awarded. The prize will be shipped to the winner at the expense of the Sponsor. WINNER SELECTION Two (2) winners will be selected by random drawing around March 6, 2018 or earlier, and will be notified via social media direct message within 1 week(s) of this date. Winner may be required to execute and return required notarized Affidavit of Eligibility/ Release of Liability within 30 days of notification. Once executed Affidavit of Eligibility/ Release of Liability is received, winner has one month to claim the prize package. Failure to respond to notifications, return all required forms within 30 days or comply with any other provision may result in the winner being disqualified and an alternate winner selected. If a prize notification or a prize is returned as undeliverable for any reason, the applicable prize may be awarded to an alternate winner. Prizes are not transferable, assignable, or redeemable for cash. All decisions are final. All Federal, state and local tax liabilities are the responsibility of the winners. GENERAL Entrants release and waive any claims they may have against Promotion Entities for any and all injuries, claims, damages, losses, costs, or expenses of any kind (including without limitation attorney’s fees) resulting from acceptance, use, or misuse of any prize or parts thereof, or participation in this Sweepstakes. If for any reason, this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, or if this Sweepstakes or any web site associated therewith (or any portion thereof) becomes corrupted or does not allow the proper playing of the Sweepstakes and processing of entries in accordance with these rules, or if infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, actions by entrants, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes, in the Sponsor’s sole opinion, corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual implicated in such action and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend this Sweepstakes or any portion thereof. In the event this Sweepstakes is cancelled, the Sponsor reserves the right to conduct a random drawing to award all remaining prizes from among all eligible, non-suspect online entries received prior to the time of the action or event warranting such cancellation. If such cancellation, termination, modification, or suspension occurs, notification will be posted at the Entry Site. Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and/or civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Where a dispute arises about who submitted an online entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the name appearing on the entry. The Promotion Entities and each of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, parent corporations and advertising and promotional agencies, and all of their officers, directors, shareholders, employees and agents are not responsible for: any incorrect or inaccurate entry information; human errors; technical malfunctions; failures, omissions, interruptions, deletions or defects of any telephone network, computer online systems, computer equipment, servers, providers, or software, including without limitation any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes; inability to access the Entry Site; theft, tampering, destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; data that is processed late or incorrectly or is incomplete or lost due to telephone, computer or electronic malfunction or traffic congestion on telephone lines or the Internet or any web site (including the Entry Site) or for any other reason whatsoever; printing or other errors; any entries which are late, lost, incomplete, misdirected, stolen, mutilated, illegible, or any combination thereof. Incomplete entries will be disqualified. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. False, fraudulent or deceptive entries or acts shall render entrants ineligible. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants affirm that they have read and accepted these Official Rules. The Sweepstakes shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants hereby submit to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal and state courts of the United States and waive the right to have disputes arising out of the subject matter hereof adjudicated in any other forum. Any entry information collected from the Sweepstakes shall be used only in a manner consistent with the consent given by entrants at the time of the entry, with these Official Rules and with the Charleston Wine + Food’s Privacy Policy. WINNERS LIST For an official list of winners, send an email to: alyssa@charlestonwineandfood.com
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Virginia Wineries & Cideries You Don't Want To Miss At CHSWFF

Wine + food lovers flock to Charleston every year to discover new chefs, restaurants, wines, and more, and gather together to celebrate the culinary feats happening all around our country. The Virginia Wine Board is proud to participate in CHSWFF year after year and pour wines that represent our great state. As the fifth largest wine producer in the US, comprised of more than 300 wineries and vineyards, CHSWFF is an incredible platform to showcase what we’ve been working on back home. We’ve selected a few of our fantastic producers to join us at CHSWFF and share a bit more of what they’re doing in Virginia wine country. We can’t wait to toast the occasion with you at four great CHSWFF events. In anticipation, we rounded up some interesting tidbits from our winemakers and a preview of what they’ll be pouring during the festival. Cheers! #VAWine  

Can’t miss VA Wine events:

Thursday, March 1, Shuck It: Oysters 101 Participating producers: Ingleside Vineyards , Thibaut-Janisson Winery, Boxwood Estate Winery, Veritas Vineyard & Winery Friday, March 2, Kith & Kin Participating producers: Williamsburg Winery, Ox-Eye Vineyards, Lovingston Winery, Boxwood Estate Winery Saturday, March 3, How ‘Bout Them Apples? Participating producers: Foggy Ridge Cider, Blue Bee Cider, Castle Hill Cider Saturday, March 3, Shucked Participating producers: Ingleside Vineyards , Thibaut-Janisson Winery, Williamsburg Winery, Ox-Eye Vineyards, Lovingston Winery, Boxwood Estate Winery, Blue Bee Cider, Veritas Vineyard & Winery  

Meet our VA Wine producers:

Foggy Ridge Cider Foggy Ridge Cider began in 1997 with a cider apple orchard in the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains. Founder, Diane Flynt “grows ingredients”—bitter and acidic apples like Hewe’s Crab, Harrison, Tremlett’s Bitter, Ashmead’s Kernel and Dabinett, all full of complex flavor. For over a dozen years, our crew has crafted traditional cider apples into fine cider using all the skill and expertise of modern fermentation. For CHSWFF, Foggy Ridge Cider is working with Husk Charleston, a longtime supporter of their orchard-focused ciders, to present a cider workshop for Festival goers. Husk restaurants in Charleston, Greenville, SC and Savannah, GA, all offer Foggy Ridge Cider blends on their bar and beverage lists. The How ‘Bout Them Apples workshop includes cider tasting from top tier cider producers across the US including Castle Hill Cider and Blue Bee Cider from VA, as well as New York ciders. A Library Cider from the Foggy Ridge Cider cellar is also part of this workshop for cider enthusiasts. Ox-Eye Vineyards Ox-Eye’s vineyard site, in a high protected perched valley, offers cool climate varieties (i.e. Riesling, Lemberger and Gruner Veltliner) the chance to mature to full flavor and still maintain significant amounts of acidity.  As a family operation, their efforts to craft fine wines through minimal intervention result in varietally correct vintages that respect the terroir and offer pleasing and unique wines to enjoy. Williamsburg Winery This week 30 years ago, Williamsburg Winery had their first wine sale, meaning they’ve officially been selling Virginia wine for 30 years! That in itself is very unique, making them the 8th oldest winery still operating in the Commonwealth. Williamsburg Winery’s property, known as Wessex Hundred, is where some of the first grapes were grown in Colonial Virginia. It's fair to say that the Virginia wine industry was born in Williamsburg. The Acte 12 of 1619 Chardonnay, pays homage to the early wine industry in Colonial AmericaIn addition to our winery and 40+ acres of vineyards, our 300-acre Wessex Hundred farm is home to two restaurants and a 28-room boutique hotel. Boxwood Estate Winery Boxwood is located and in the Middleburg Virginia AVA, created by Executive Vice President, Rachel Martin. A family owned and operated winery, Boxwood is run by the sister and brother team, Executive Vice President, Rachel Martin and Vice President, Sean Martin. Rachel oversees Boxwood Winery’s viticulture, winemaking and distribution. Sean manages the tasting room, wine club and two wine bars in the greater Washington, DC area: Reston, VA and National Harbor, MD. Staying within the Bordeaux-style, Boxwood Winery has added an estate-grown, Sauvignon Blanc to the repertoire of red Bordeaux-style blends. This wine is made to be paired with shellfish (most successfully with oysters)The Boxwood Reserve 2015, a Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon blend that was scored 93 points by James Suckling will be featured along with our dry and delicious Boxwood Rosé 2017. Blue Bee Cider Blue Bee Cider established the first urban cidery in the South in 2012. The vast majority of their cider is sold on site, at their historic stone stables complex. The cider that our owner Courtney Mailey will be pouring is a single varietal called Harrison, a rare heirloom variety reclaimed from near extinction when Courtney was a cider-making apprentice. Harrison was the most prized cider apple in the British colonies at the end of the colonial era and during the transition into independence as the United States. As a cider apple without other redeeming qualities such as fresh eating, juice or vinegar making, Harrison fell out of production during the Prohibition Era. The last Harrison tree was discovered in 1976 (when Courtney was three years old!) and cuttings floated around fruit exploring networks until Tom Burford was able to positively identify it in Virginia in the late 1990s. Lovingston Winery Lovingston Winery will be pouring the Pinotage 2014 just released the weekend of CHSWFF. Lovingston is one of only a handful of wineries producing Pinotage in the United States, with only 65-acres approximately in US soil. While Pinotage is a cross of Pinot Noir and Cinsault, the 2016 vintage shows the Pinot Noir side of its lineage more than ever before, thanks in large part to the vineyard practices and whole-berry ferment that our winemakers Riaan Rossouw and Stephanie Wright employ at Lovingston. Ingleside Vineyards Founded in 1980, Ingleside Vineyards is one of Virginia’s oldest and largest wineries. Ingleside will be pouring their 2016 Albariño and 2014 Left Bank. Both wines were made from grapes grown on Ingleside’s 50 acres of vineyards. Made from 100% Albariño, the crisp yet fruit-forward characteristics of this wine make it a perfect pairing with oysters. Ingleside’s 2016 Albariño received a Double Gold medal and the designation of “Best Albariño” at the 2017 San Francisco International Wine Competition. The 2014 Left Bank is a Bordeaux-style red blend. It was inspired by the Cabernet Sauvignon-based wines from the left bank of the Gironde River in Bordeaux, France. Made from a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 20% Petit Verdot and 10% Merlot, it was a Gold Medal winner in the 2018 Virginia Governor’s Cup Competition.
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Measuring Up Success

Every five weeks in a small + intimate conference room inside One80 Place you will find family + friends gathered to celebrate the graduates of One80 Training. Indulging in a little healthy competition, the graduation ceremony, Measure Up, includes a lighthearted mini-version of Chopped.   Graduates showcase their culinary skills by preparing an innovative + mouthwatering dish to be sampled + judged by three local cuisine connoisseurs. Their creations are evaluated on presentation, taste, and imagination. After a winner has been declared, it is time for the final send off. Instead of caps + gowns, these graduates are walking away with official chef uniforms, cookbooks, knife sets, and ServSafe certifications as they venture into the exciting world of Charleston food + beverage.   Program Director, Angie Dupree, is side by side with the graduates every step of the way. Angie emphasized the unique perspectives + skills around the Community Kitchen when saying to graduates, “every cycle is so different - we learn so much from each of you.” After creating everlasting friendships, she takes pride in watching the graduates blossom into successful culinary dilettantes.   Enter Stefan DeArmon, a shining success story of One80 Place Training. As one of the freshest additions to the pit at Smoke BBQ, Stefan is a valuable member of Charleston’s food community. Formerly a homeless Veteran, Stefan was paired with Chef Roland Feldman of Smoke BBQ during the 2017 Charleston Wine + Food festival as a part of his externship experience. Chef Roland was awestruck by Stefan’s talent + finesse, leading him to offer Stefan a full-time position in Smoke’s kitchen on the spot.   This past year Stefan stumbled upon a delicious breakthrough leading to a hot new endeavor, Reverend Cornbread Co. While we predict Stefan will measure up to his potential, we also know he will not forget his roots by continuing to give back to the place that helped him reset + restart his life. He offers his time to One80 Place by serving lunches + teaching program trainees to cure pork belly. “When you receive a blessing, you give a blessing,” Stefan humbly states.   Meaningful experiences that enhance lives + add flavor to the Charleston community will be dished out by the CHSWFF partnership with One80 Place Training for years to come. Keep your eyes peeled for emerging wine + food talent featured at this year’s festival:  Jerry McMillian, George Murray, and more working in the festival Prep Kitchen with an array of local chefs.   ______   Follow along this five-part series featuring stories about the partnership between Charleston Wine + Food + One80 Place. It’ll definitely have you thinking: #WhereElseButCharleston?
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