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Charleston Wine + Food

Tasting Notes


Grilled Street Corn Salad

Greg Garrison of Prohibition is serving up a summer staple with a Latin flare! Check out his recipe for Grilled Street Corn Salad and get ready for an endless summer. (Even better? This is dish is great served warm or cold!)


10 ears fresh corn on the cob, husks removed
1 cup Cotija Cheese (can substitute Parmesan)
1/2 cup garlic aioli
1/2 cup sour cream (can substitute Greek yogurt)
1 lime, juiced
1 Tblsp espelette pepper (can substitute paprika)


  1. Grill the corn on the cob until about 1/2 of the kernels or charred.
  2. Cut the corn off the cob.
  3. Mix the warm corn with the garlic aioli, sour cream Cotija cheese and lime juice. You can
    substitute Greek yogurt for a lighter version or Parmesan if you cant find Cotija.
  4. Top the salad with espelette pepper or paprika and serve immediately.


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7 New Events to Look Out For

At Charleston Wine + Food, we like to keep it fresh. Each year we replace around 85% of our schedule with brand-new events + experiences.

And, listen, we get it. Having over 130 events on the schedule can make planning you itinerary a little daunting. So we're making it a little easier by giving you our list of new events to keep an eye out for.

Bougie Brunch

Basic brunches, be gone! We’re going over-the-top with a wild + wonderful brunch experience that will make all your friends jealous. Expect lots of bubbles, decadent dishes, and fanciful performers for a mid-morning meal that your Instagram feed will approve of.

Night Bazaar 

You can leave your passports at home for this international extravaganza! For three nights, Holy City Brewing will be transformed into an eclectic epicenter inspired by night markets around the world. You’ll be able to try bites from around the world, drinks from far-off places, and performances guaranteed to dazzle. (Oh, and did we mention locals can snag a discounted ticket? But don’t wait too long, locals tickets are limited.)

Cans + Kegs

We’re poppin’ the tab on the myth that canned + kegged wines can’t compete with their bottled brethren. Set against the beautiful backdrop of the Charleston harbor, you’ll sip on a selection of unconventional wines from some of the coolest brands around as you sink your teeth into delicious bites.

In Good Company

It’s no secret that what’s on your plate can affect the way you live. Scott Crawford, Jessica Murnane, Alison Roman, and more are inviting you to gather ‘round and share stories about the ways food can transform your life. Trust us, this one will leave your belly full + the soul inspired.

Back at Bowens

We’re back at the iconic digs of Bowens Island Restaurant for a seafood shindig celebrating all the salty goodness of the East Coast, from Maine down to the Lowcountry. The likes of Michael Scelfo, John Zucker, and more will be serving up their takes on sea-faring classics with plenty of brews + pours to match. The breathtaking views of the marsh don’t hurt either.

Flow + Glow

It’s a good time without any of the guilt at our newest nighttime party! Sarah Frick of The Works is kicking off the evening with a black-light flow followed by a neon-colored party under the stars in The Urban Electric Co. courtyard. Take a breather and enjoy a bevy of healthy bites + low ABV sips that prove you can get down without the gluttony.

Black Tie BBQ

Barbecue has gotten a reputation for being a rustic affair, best paired with a t-shirt and cold brewsky. Get ready to change your perception of this southern staple as a lineup of the country’s best pitmasters are serving up smoky favorites with a sophisticated flair. Expect upscale barbecue, fancy sides, and high-class sips for a swanky affair. Cocktail attire encouraged, good time guaranteed.

-Chris Bailey, Digital Marketing Manager

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2020 Ticket Launch Tips + Tricks

Tickets for the 2020 Charleston Wine + Food festival hit the web on August 28, and we couldn’t be more excited to kick off the 15th year with you! We’ve got a fresh lineup of new events, as well as a few fan-favorites that are making a reappearance (we can’t contain our excitement, either!).

Whether you are a seasoned CHSWFF connoisseur or a first-time attendee, we are happy to welcome you to the Holy City for a flavorful experience. We also understand that combing through 120+ events and piecing together the perfect schedule on ticket launch day can be a bit daunting, but don’t stress – we’re here to help!

So grab a bottle of wine and take notes; these are the tips + tricks to tackling Charleston Wine + Food Ticket Launch like a pro.

Mark Your Calendars

Google, iPhone, daily planner – all of ‘em!

8:00 AM Monday, August 26: Full Schedule Preview

8:00 AM Wednesday, August 28: Tickets on Sale

Plan Your Festival Experience

We hear you – you want time to curate your perfect Charleston Wine + Food experience! That’s why the full event schedule – that’s right: EVERY. SINGLE. EVENT. – will be available for preview on our website at 8:00 AM EST on Monday, August 26 – that’s 48 hours prior to ticket launch! Take some time over these two days to look through the schedule and make a list of the events you’d like to attend. Being prepared ahead of time will save you time + stress on August 28. 

Choose Your Adventure

We believe experiences are everything here at Charleston Wine + Food, and knowing the types you are most interested in will help you narrow down the search. From hands-on classes to late-night bashes, intimate dinners, and educational excursions, we’ve got something for everyone! Which experience is your perfect fit?

Filter, Filter, Filter

Do you know the time of day, type of event, or overall vibe you are looking for? Whether you are a libation lover, wellness warrior, good-time guru, or conversation starter, our updated event schedule filter will help narrow down the event schedule based on your interests + priorities. (Because we get it – searching the schedule for the perfect event can be a tad stressful!)

Don’t worry about your SquadUP ID or password!

If you’ve purchased tickets in the past, you may remember creating a SquadUP ID and password (and similarly, you may not!). To expedite the checkout process and limit the headache of password regurgitation, you do not need to log in to your SquadUP account to purchase tickets.

Tickets will remain in your cart for 30 minutes. At checkout, you will be asked to enter an email address where you would like the tickets sent. Later on, should you wish, you can download the SquadUP App or visit SquadUP.com, use that email address to create or log into your account, and access all festival tickets. 

Don’t wait too long

You know that must-have Signature Dinner or intimate Excursion you have at the top of your list? A few hundred other people likely have it at the top of their lists, too. We offer a variety of intimate + exclusive experiences with a limited amount of tickets available; waiting to purchase tickets might mean you’ll be left experiencing the ultimate FOMO.

There’s a waitlist for that!

Did that brunch or cooking class you were really looking forward to attending sell out before you could get your tickets? Don’t worry, there’s still hope! You can request or return tickets to sold-out events by visiting the Official Charleston Wine + Food Ticket Exchange powered by Lyte. Simply follow the prompts on the exchange to secure your place in line; if a ticket becomes available, transactions will be processed immediately and automatically in the order in which they were requested.

We’re here to help!

The Charleston Wine + Food team wants your ticket buying experience to be as stress-free as possible! Give us a call at 843-727-9998 or drop by our office on August 28 from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM and one of our team members will be happy to help you navigate through planning your best Charleston Wine + Food experience! Even better, we’ll have Circe’s Grotto and Life Raft Treats on-site for lunch!

We can’t wait to see you on August 28! Cheers to 2020!

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Need Assistance?

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