We’ve popped the corked on the 2019 festival and tickets are hot + ready!
Sure, there’s some CHSWFF staples on the schedule, like Winederlust + Namaste Bubbly. But, there are some newbies on the docket that promise to be instant classics.
We’ve got the top five events you won’t want to overlook for this year!
We’re throwing an epic celebration of all things new + unconventional in the sweet digs at Lo-Fi Brewing. Yes, there will be a DJ spinning some old-school vinyl. And yes, we will be serving artisanal craft cocktails, avocado toast, craft beer, and plenty of Instagram-worthy dishes to flood your friends’ feeds. Don a beanie, skinny tie, thick-framed glasses, or even a mustache and hop on your unconventional mode of transportation to join us for the most ironically themed event of the festival. This event is hipster for all of us that are not that hip after all.
2. Wine War
War, what is it good for? There is a heated debate happening in the wine world over natural versus conventional wine. You’ve probably seen natural wines on a menu or maybe even downed a glass or two at some point this year. But what exactly is natural wine and what is all the fuss about anyway? For this beverage workshop, we’re breaking down walls and tasting + talking about the good, the bad and the ugly. Join us at the hippest wine bar in town, Graft, for a tasting that will have your tastebuds heated from debate.
Thankfully for us down south, BBQ is having more than a moment. And while the BBQ scene may be known as a boy’s club, women all over the country have been working hard to carve out a place among this smoke-filled industry. For this event, set against the Lowcountry views at The Bend, we are featuring a ton of ridiculously talented women who are cranking out some top-notch ‘que. With smoky meats, delicious treats and thoughtful beverage pairings, this one is sure to cut through the haze. All hail the queens of ‘que who are spreading the gospel of smoked meat!
With all its exotic ingredients, unfamiliar dishes, and tongue-tingling flavors, Indian cuisine is the inspiration behind this late-night bash. And we’re bringing an extra dash of Holi to the Holy City. Rooted in love expressed through color, this Indian festival unites people together. We’ll pair the vibrant menu + colorful atmosphere with incredible craft cocktails, plenty of cold brew and sultry wine. Our Saturday dance party rivals any of the hottest clubs with an epic DJ and color bombing on site. Snag your tickets, whip out your white outfit, and get ready to dance the night away at the Navy Yard Power House.
5. Boss Lady
In honor of International Women’s Day, we’re creating a tea room experience of our own – and not because all Southern ladies are teetotalers. At a time when women were excluded from many public dining rooms, the tearoom represented an avenue to economic opportunity and collective advancement. The history of the tea room and all it represents serves as the perfect backdrop for a conversation where food is both the catalyst and the vessel for inciting change. Join The Post and Courier’s James Beard award-winning food editor, Hanna Raskin, to look back at a time when suffragists made the case for voting rights over cake. At this light lunch featuring an abundance of pastries, tea sandwiches, and Southern favorites, we’re serving up social change with a cup of tea. Taking place in a former-tea room on the iconic King Street, now Anthropologie, you’ll leave feeling inspired from this once-in-a-lifetime experience.