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Charleston Wine + Food

Tasting Notes


Experience the 2019 Campaign

[embed]https://youtu.be/-0F07sa_LY8[/embed]   This year’s campaign tagline was Experience Our Story. It’s all about people. They’re who we are and at the center of everything we do. Their stories influence our story. Their stories are our story. This year’s campaign told the stories of a diverse group of food and beverage talent that individually and collectively have shaped + influenced the story of Charleston’s culinary + hospitality community. Each one of these individuals featured in our campaign represents the ideas + values of Charleston Wine + Food.   Their stories – where they came from, how cooking makes them feel + what food means to them, and how they would want their stories told to the world - were interpreted through doodles + illustrations that embellished their portraits.      

Rodney Scott

James Beard Award winner Rodney Scott is one of the most recognized names to come out of the Holy City, with his whole hog barbecue becoming synonymous with Charleston's food scene. Rodney's story is one rooted in the South as he learned to love the art of smoking meat in his hometown of Hemingway before bringing his talents to Charleston.      

Carrie Morey

Charleston's resident biscuit queen Carrie Morey was no stranger to the culinary world after growing up watching her mother run a successful catering company. Tapping into her family's traditions + recipes, Carrie opened Callie's Hot Little Biscuit to share her love for cooking with the world and give them a little taste of true southern cuisine.      

Caroline Woodruff

Caroline Woodruff has made her mark on both the Holy City and Charleston Wine + Food, taking home the title of Iron Mixologist during the 2018 festival. For Caroline, being behind the bar gives her a chance to make meaningful connections with her customers and pour out a little fun to brighten up anyone's day.      

Morgan Calcote

Morgan Calcote is a freshly-minted James Beard Award winner after building the carefully curated wine program at Charleston favorite, FIG. Behind each glass of wine is the story of a grape and its journey from vine to bottle, and Morgan's passion for telling those stories resonates in each perfectly paired glass served in the quaint dining room she helms.      

Cynthia Wong

Cynthia Wong quickly established herself as one of the best pastry chefs in Charleston. In 2018, Cynthia decided to follow her passions and open up her own ice cream company. Life Raft Treats has become a local favorite for those looking to save their day with a unique, hand-crafted sweet treat.      

Ruchi Mistry

Along with her husband Tom, Ruchi Mistry opened Huriyali Gardens in Charleston's North Central neighborhood to prove food can be used to nourish both the body + the mind. Priding herself on her commitment to sound ecological practices, Ruchi continues to celebrate the vibrance of flavorful food sourced from the earth, satisfying both our stomachs + our souls.      

Shuai + Corrie Wang

Shuai + Corrie Wang are some of the leaders of the emerging renaissance in southern cuisine. Fusing together traditional Chinese recipes with their love for the ingredients found in Charleston's vibrant landscape, this dynamic duo is changing the way people think about Asian cuisine and leaving their mark on the Holy City's culinary community.    
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NBC's TODAY is Cooking Up Something Good

Foodies, rejoice! NBC’s TODAY is cooking up a one-of-a-kind experience at Charleston Wine + Food's 14th annual festival, and they’re saving a seat at the table for you! Come say hello to some of your favorite faces from TODAY - Al Roker, Natalie Morales and Elizabeth Heiskell. Join TODAY Food throughout the weekend for mouth-watering fun in the Culinary Village and learn some foodie secrets… from how to pair the perfect wine to the ideal bread-baking time. And on Friday morning, get a front-row seat for TODAY’s live broadcast with Al Roker!   Want to know what else TODAY has on the burner? Sign up for the TODAY Food newsletter to be the first to know about everything on their plate at the festival, as well as receive daily inspiration for easy recipes, meal ideas and the latest food trends. Sign up, stay connected, and have your cake and eat it too… with TODAY at the Charleston Wine + Food festival!
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Travel.Eat.Repeat. presented by Toyota

The Culinary Village is thrilled to welcome back Toyota to The Patio! Get ready to go on a culinary adventure at Travel.Eat.Repeat. presented by Toyota. Check out this sneak peak of what Toyota will be cooking up!    

Camry Kitchen Creations


Customize a cutting board that shows off your style and your state! Watch as your South Carolina-inspired cutting board is personalized in the trunk of the Camry.


RAV4 Tag Your Bag


Can we tag along on your next trip? Put your personal touch on these soft leather luggage tags to make your suitcase stand out from the rest!


Silkscreen Totes


Back by popular demand, these canvas tote bags will return with two new commemorative designs. Grab one while they last!


Tandem Photo Op


Grab a friend and strike a picture-perfect pose on the tandem bicycle!


Aquas Frescas


Stop by the Aquas Frescas cart for a refreshing, fruity sample of this Mexican staple.


Culinary Passport


Collect 3 stamps on your culinary passport as you explore Travel.Eat.Repeat. in the Culinary Village and receive a complimentary leather passport cover.


And Toyota Owners - be sure to show your keys for a special gift!


Postcard Photo Booth


Attending Smokin' in the Boys' Room or Southern Renaissance? Commemorate your 2019 festival experience with a postcard greeting to send to friends and family.

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Top New Events for 2019

To celebrate the fourteenth year of the Charleston Wine + Food festival, we’ve lined up a delicious menu of events to highlight the diversity of the Holy City’s culinary community. In addition to CHSWFF classics, there’s a new batch of high-energy events guaranteed to please any palate. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite new events with experiences ranging from wine tasting, color bombing, and a little dancing in a swanky art museum.

Au Naturel

You’ve probably seen natural wines on a menu or maybe even tried a glass or two at some point. But what exactly is natural wine and what is all the hype about anyway? Award-winning sommelier Jeff Kellogg is helming this wine workshop where you’ll learn the ins-and-outs of these unique pours. With the sexy + swanky Graft Wine Shop serving as homebase, get ready for a whirlwind tour of these unique varietals.    

It’s a Shore Thing

Check your fine dining etiquette at the door because this is a good, old-fashioned seafood shindig where your hands will be your utensils. With beautiful Lowcountry views at Memorial Waterfront Park as the backdrop, you’ll embark on a culinary voyage around the global coastlines with dishes featuring fresh seafood. So, get ready to crack, peel, and devour some of the best recipes inspired by the sea.  


Prepare to ignite your inner flame. A line up of amazing + talented storytellers will spark some inspiration as they share unique stories all centered around one word - Burned. From slam poetry to uplifting stories, you’ll immerse yourself in the worlds of the speakers for a multi-sensory experience sure to satisfy your mind + soul. Bites + sips from the flames will be the perfect pairing for what is guaranteed to be an uplifting + dazzling night.    

Boss Lady

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we’re creating a tea room experience of our own and diving head first into the history of suffragists. A panel of fierce femmes, helmed by James Beard Award winner Hanna Raskin, will explore the stories behind women in the culinary world + share how they are continuing the legacy. With a historic tea room serving as the backdrop, you’ll enjoy a light lunch + inspired sips as we serve up a little social change with a cup of tea.  


There’s a lot of talk about health and wellness, but what does it all mean? In this brand-new wellness experience, a talented team of wellness experts, including Kathryn Budig, Seamus Mullen ,Ellie Richter and Liz Moody, are tackling all facets of living a healthy + balanced life. In between master classes, you’ll delight in bites + sips featuring ingredients that are good for your mind + body as you stroll through a specially-curated market. Get ready for an interactive + immersive morning with a side of zen!    

Holi City Shakedown

It’s East meets West for this late-night bash! Indian cuisine will take center stage as chefs and beverage pros serve up their takes on the bright + colorful flavors of the eastern gem. To pay homage to the traditions of the Holi Fest, we’ll also be setting up a color-bombing of our own. You’ll want to be decked in white as you step into our color tent where exciting beats will be blasting as shades of the rainbow rain down for a colorful celebration.  

Feed Your [Spirit]

Harness your inner Beyoncé + get ready to bust a move in one of Charleston’s most iconic art galleries – The Gibbes Museum of Art. Led by dance maven, Jennie Broe, you’ll hip hop your way into the day with an upbeat workout guaranteed to have you feeling bada$$. Following the class, you will fuel your body with a bounty of healthy bites and sips. Fearless spirit suggested, no dancing experience required.  
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Recipe: Squash, Caramelized Onion, and Bacon Pie

Feast your pies on this savory recipe from Amanda Wilbanks, Founder of Southern Baked Pie and author of Southern Baked: Celebrating Life with Pie!    



1  Pie Dough

2 tablespoons butter

2 Vidalia onions, thinly sliced

5 slices bacon

8 small yellow summer squash, sliced into 1/4 inch rounds

1/2 teaspooon salt

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 egg

1/4 cup sour cream

1 1/2 cups grated Gruyère cheese



Roll out dough into a 12-inch circle. Place into a 9-inch round pie plate and flute; partially bake the dough.


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.


Melt the butter in a medium sauté pan. Add onions and sauté for 40 minutes on medium-low heat, or until onions are caramelized.


Cook bacon in a large sauté pan until crisp. Remove from pan and drain on a paper towel; let cool and then break into pieces. Reserve 2 tablespoons of bacon grease in the pan. Add squash, salt, and pepper to pan and cook for 20 minutes on medium-high heat, stirring occasionally.


In a large bowl, whisk the egg and sour cream to combine. Add bacon, onions, squash, and cheese. Stir to combine. Spoon mixture into pie crust and bake for 25 minutes until golden and bubbly.

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We totally get it. The 2020 festival has a lot going on. Contact us to guide you through the ticketing process, answer any questions, and help point you in the right direction.


843 727 9998
635 Rutledge Avenue, Suite 101, Charleston, SC 29403