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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.