Save the Dates: March 4 – 8, 2020

Charleston Wine + Food

Tasting Notes


#WhyIWineandFood: Tim McManus

Upon entering Hed Hi Media, the first thing you’ll notice is the immense collection of street art on the walls. Tim McManus, owner + founder of Hed Hi, says of the pop art collection, “Yeah, it’s kind of an obsession at this point, we’re running out of wall space.” Bold colors + industrial decorations - like the proverbial dart board - jump out as you enter Hed Hi’s hip garage lounge. Located next to eye-catching murals + a chic coffee shop, Hed Hi’s office fully embodies their brand: A media production company inspired by art, rooted in storytelling, and dedicated to growth + modernity.   Inside Tim’s office there is a long, rectangular bulletin board where he pins family photos, travel photography, and action shots of surfing; aqua + navy waves crash idyllically in his photographs. Sitting in his bright, contemporary space, Tim is cool and laid back. He sits back with a relaxed demeanor, laughing as he explains his “rad” and “awesome” experiences with Charleston Wine + Food. It’s not hard to picture Tim in the early nineties as a fun loving College of Charleston student, catching waves and exploring his beloved city with friends for the “best six years of my life.” Tim says of his time at the college, “I never wanted to finish.”   Tim shows an unmasked appreciation for his experiences. He isn't the slightest bit jaded as he explains his ten years spent working with the Charleston Wine + Food estival. “It’s been really neat to rub elbows and produce content for the biggest names in the culinary world, it’s pretty rad,” Tim says. He goes on to explain that since he began working with the festival a decade ago his experience shifted from filming the entire festival alone, working with only a single editor, to working alongside six cameramen, three editors, and his entire Hed Hi team. This growth is not lost on Tim, who founded the company in 2014, just a month shy of his 40th birthday. Tim explains, “I always had a goal to start my own business by the time I turned 40, so about a month before my 40th birthday I went to my boss and basically worked out a deal for me to buy the video department from his company.”     [embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zg9hTYXLL0[/embed]   Partnering with the Charleston Wine + Food festival is a great experience for Tim, who is a self-described “foodie.” Tim worked throughout college at the iconic restaurant, Slightly North of Broad as a food runner, bar back, and bartender. Tim is unwavering in his love for S.N.O.B. chef, Frank Lee, referring to him as a legend + mentor. Tim lights up as he speaks of his “full circle” moment, when Charleston Wine + Food afforded him the opportunity to produce a film for Frank in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Slightly North of Broad restaurant. Tim describes playing the video for Frank, wherein a “never-ending list” of people express their appreciation of the chef and his influence on Charleston’s culinary landscape. “Chef was blown away by it,” Tim says. “To present that film to chef on such an iconic occasion, was pretty awesome.”   Hed Hi is an integral part of Charleston Wine + Food. Their way of capturing the cuisine, the people, and the atmosphere is invaluable to the festival’s story. Tim’s appreciation for the festival is evident in both Hed Hi’s content and the way he describes it. Tim says of the festival, “It’s insanely difficult to keep an event like that fresh every year, you have to provide great value, not only to the locals, but to the people who come and visit and I think the festival does a really exceptional job of keeping itself fresh and creating memorable experiences that are a testament to all people involved.”   [embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0F07sa_LY8&t=2s[/embed]   For those planning to attend the festival, Tim recommends a Signature Dinner, where local chefs pair with visiting chefs to create a special menu for a small dinner party. Tim says this is one of the “coolest” offerings at the festival and describes past Signature Dinners as “legendary opportunities.”   This year will mark Tim McManus’ 10th anniversary working with Charleston Wine + Food; ten years of tireless work (#Sleepwhenweredead is Hed Hi’s motto), ten years spent accumulating countless hours of footage and ten years of great wine + food.
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Meet the 2019 CHSWFF Street Team

We're days away from kicking off this year's festival, and we wouldn't be able to spread the word about all of the fun that's in store without the help from our 2019 Street Team! We've handpicked the best-of-the-best that Charleston’s has to offer to bring you the inside scoop from the 2019 festival.  

Andrea Serrano

  Andrea Serrano, who is familiarly known as Charleston Shop Curator, has been a key ingredient in the vibrant and dynamic growth of Charleston’s style, dining + nightlife scene for over ten years. Leaving the rush and buzz of NYC in search of a laid-back yet stimulating lifestyle, Andrea has found a true home in Charleston, becoming heavily involved in the community + sharing the joy in her many experiences via her blog, Instagram + Pinterest @charlestonshopcurator.  

Ashley Brown

  On her blog Sweet Southern Prep, Ashley gives readers a taste of the sunny, high-spirited and enchanting life of being just that; a sweet southern prep, right down to her roots. Opening up about balancing life as a mom of four while pursuing her passions of style, cuisine, fitness and more, Ashley is an aspirational shining light for other Charleston moms serving as a reminder that there's always a little extra time to pour yourself a well-deserved glass of rosé.  

Candice Herriott

Food writer and photographer Candice Herriott has graduated from her established food blog and social media handle CHSFoodWriter to her latest venture: podcast “Something Else About Food”. The podcast will introduce listeners to unique and undiscovered culinary communities + their stories, shedding light on Candice’s past experiences throughout her culinary excursions.  

Charlotte Park

Started in 2016, Charlotte founded TastemakersCHS; Charleston’s very first culinary social media club that brings together some of the Holy City's trendsetters that have paved the way for spreading the word on the ultimate Charleston dining experience. Once having founded TastemakersCHS, Charlotte empowered said handpicked influencers to share their local favorites, while also managing her non profit #Crumbs4Charleston.  

Christian Senger

Since 2011, local Christian Singer has shared and celebrated his Holy City favorites with his fellow Charlestonians + beyond under his popular alter ego: Holy City Sinner. On his blog, Senger provides an ever-so-epicurean perspective on how to conquer all the food + beverage, events and entertainment that Charleston has to offer.  

Jai Jones

Being a veteran of #CHSWFF, Jai Jones knows all too well how a good meal and great conversation can bring people of all faces + places together as one. Through his website and Instagram @jaieats, Jai shares his rotating list of places to wine, dine or grab a frosty local brew.  

Johnny Caldwell + Taneka Reeves

Dubbed the curly-haired ladies who talk cocktails daily, Johnny Caldwell and Taneka Reeves live to spill the tea on all of Charleston’s latest trends in craft cocktails and dining from the refreshing, feminine perspective that has proved itself to be on the rise in Charleston’s food + beverage scene. On top of running their Cocktail Bandits brand, the pair are also the authors of Holy Spirits: Charleston Culture Through Cocktails.  

Liz Martin

Widely known across social media as The Charleston Weekender, lifestyle blogger + boutique owner Liz Martin’s blog and Instagram are your one-stop-shop for all things Charleston. Her bright and bubbly guide on all of the Holy City’s must-eats, must-haves + must-see is the perfect dose of pop, fizz, clink to making every day feel like the weekend.  

Michael Stettner + Ian Palacios

A Texas-bred couple now living in Charleston, Michael Stettner + Ian Palacios have decided to shake things up with a less traditional take on exploring the Holy City and all it has to offer on their @ilovethatforyou account. Founded on the philosophy of “figuring it out together” and a passion for design and cocktails, the dynamic duo invites followers on their journey of taking each day in Charleston one at time, optimistic and thrilled about the surprises the future is sure to bring.  

Miguel Buencamino

Writer, photographer, and cocktail aficionado Miguel Buencamino has crafted the perfect blend of original Charleston culinary content that is Holy City Handcraft. On his blog, Miguel raises a glass and combines his take on local dining hotspots and craft cocktail critique with his knowledge rooted in his strong culinary upbringing.  

Natalie Mason

Designer Bags + Dirty Diapers has become Natalie Mason’s outlet for sharing life in the Holy City through the lens of a busy yet energetic and fun-loving Charleston mom of two. On her blog, Natalie channels her fellow readers + moms by sharing not only how to dig up the best style deals in town, but her experience with food both inside her own kitchen and in Charleston's best restaurants.   

Stephanie + Melinda Lee

  Sugar, spice + red beans n’ rice, Stephanie and Melinda Lee are the sweet Southern sisters you never had but always wanted. Head over to Charleston Foodie Babe on Instagram for a visually fresh and candid peek into the life of an original Charleston foodie ‘grammer devouring our city’s sweet, savory and everything in between.    

Sydney Gallimore + Sydney Turnquist

Finding a rightful home in the Holy City, writer and blogger Sydney Gallimore has crowned herself as the Queen of the Food Age. Joining her empire is Sydney Turnquist, aka Princess of the Food Age. As seen on their blog, Sydney + Sydney make the most of Charleston by dipping their feet into as many local dining and cocktail experiences as they can while also using free time to embark on their own personal culinary adventures in the comfort of their own homes.
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#WhyIWineandFood: Austin Hubbard

Passion -   Passion is one of those quintessential elevator speech words. Sprinkled into small talk for emphasis and brushed off just as quickly. That’s because passion has to be seen, it has to be shown and heard. Charleston local Austin Hubbard, wears passion on his sleeve. Austin’s love and pride for Charleston’s bustling wine + food culture shines through each and every action he takes for the Charleston Wine + Food team.     Five years ago, Austin found his passion for the Charleston’s rich culinary history during his rookie year volunteering with Charleston Wine + Food festival. From the beginning of his time as a volunteer, Austin showed a genuine drive to help the organization showcase the remarkable talent of today’s food and beverage industry. Between attending volunteer meetings, assisting with ticket distribution, helping set up for the Culinary Village, Austin took advantage of all of the opportunities available to him as a volunteer.   Now a veteran volunteer for Charleston Wine + Food, Austin is serving his third year as Volunteer Captain for the 2019 festival. In this role, he delegates volunteer responsibilities, ensures that all operations run smoothly, and holds the Charleston Wine + Food brand to the highest standards. Although his role revs up as the festival approaches each year, Austin is involved in Charleston Wine + Food events throughout the year.   “The excitement of the festival has kept me engaged with Charleston Wine + Food over the years,” Austin said. “I believe that it’s something everyone needs to be a part of at least once, despite your level of background or skill.”     Like many of the festival guests, the memory if the Culinary Village sparks a gleam in Austin’s eye. “When it comes down to my favorite event during the festival, it has to be the Culinary Village. It may seem like a cliche answer, but it is truly where you see really [sic] the diversity of the festival - the people that attend, the chefs, the winemakers and the real excitement of how fast pace the festival is.”   The three days in Marion Square expose guests to a variety of food and beverage experts that enrich their knowledge and passion for the culinary and imbibe industries. “Everyone comes together by sharing the same passion,” said Austin. “ Charleston Wine + Food Festival is one of the best events that really shows the true excitement and depth of the food and beverage world of Charleston.”     Austin is most inspired by what CHSWFF shares with the community - an intangible energy that courses through the festival, elevating the experiences of stakeholders at all levels. Each year since his first festival in 2015, Austin witnesses some of the most impressive and innovative creations in the culinary industry. However, for him, the real magic always comes down to one essential ingredient for festival success - the people.   “It’s not really a time to show off how good you are at making something or how knowledgeable you are about things, it boils down to the passion that is shared throughout all those involved that allow this festival to be so unique and monumental to the Charleston culture.”
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Tips + Tricks for CHSWFF

Charleston Wine + Food brings the fun + flavor to the Holy City for five action-packed days every March. Between the delicious bites + hand-crafted sips, there is plenty to do during the annual festival. With everything going on, it can be easy to get swept up in the fun. Check out our tips for making the most of every moment at Charleston Wine + Food!

Come Open Minded

We here at Charleston Wine + Food want to share our local food community + world-renowned talent with you. Whether strolling through the Culinary Village or rolling out biscuits in a hands-on class, take a second to listen to our talented chefs, you never know when you might stumble on a tasty tidbit.  

When In Doubt, Layer it Out

The festival takes place on the first weekend of March - March 6th - 10th to be exact. You can expect temperatures in the 60’s and, depending on where you come from, that can feel like winter or summer. Throw on your jeans, layer on top, and pair it with your most comfortable pair of shoes and you’ll be set!  

Chat It Up

Charleston Wine + Food offers the perfect place to mingle with those who love food and wine. Say hi to your neighbors or strike up a conversation with someone you bump into, we’re all friends here in the Holy City!  

Be a Social Butterfly

All foodies love a good Instagram post full of great food, pretty drinks, and amazing people! Charleston Wine + Food has tons of exciting photo opportunities to take your social media to the next level. So go ahead, make your friends jealous and snap away!  

Pace Yourself

Charleston Wine + food is a marathon, not a sprint.Pace yourself, get good rest, and drink plenty of water.   

Walk, Rideshare, Carpool

Alternate means of transportation are cool. Bike, walk, rideshare or rickshaw to events. If you are driving, look for public garages or street parking and remember to drink responsibly.   
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#WhyIWineandFood: Heidi Dalton

It is the Saturday of the 2016 Charleston Wine + Food festival. Heidi Dalton, an eager volunteer makes her way through Marion Square, clipboard in hand. She is a newcomer to both the Lowcountry and the Charleston Wine + Food team. She doesn’t know it yet, but the Culinary Village will soon be near and dear to her heart. The bustling crowds of visitors and locals make her wish that the festival was more than a seasonal Charleston celebration.   As a child, Heidi was inspired by the world of pastry making. She remembers baking with her grandmother and daydreaming about becoming a Pâtissière. Although her career took her in a different direction, she carried her love of pastries with her through every holiday party. Every Christmas, she gathers her children and family friends to spend a day baking in the warmth of the kitchen, sharing jokes, drinks and holiday cheer.       It is no surprise that Heidi carried her love of baking with her to Charleston, when in 2016 she found herself in a new city full of artisan bakeries to explore. Knowing that exploring a new city is always better with friends, she had a desire to make meaningful connections with people that shared her love of good food and good times, and that is when she found a home at Charleston Wine + Food. She lends a hand to the Wine + Food family in any capacity they need, dropping into the office weekly to prepare for the upcoming festivities. Although she volunteers for the nonprofit year-round, working in the festival’s Culinary Village is easily her favorite part of the volunteer experience. According to Heidi, the Village brings together the “most interesting, diverse cross-section of Charleston food, culture and people.”     Heidi is most excited by the rich traditions and different cultures the Charleston Wine + Food festival illuminates. She describes the festival as a chance for “the people in Charleston to roll out the red carpet for everyone to come experience the best of the city.” Heidi’s first year volunteering with the festival was fast-paced and exhilarating. In just a few short hours, she went from passing out wine glasses to working as a sous chef with Charleston culinary legend Frank Lee.   Heidi believes the “first festival was hands down the reason why [she] got so excited about Charleston Wine + Food.” The team’s “enthusiasm was invigorating.” Their drive to bring people together to celebrate Charleston’s rich culinary history inspired Heidi to dive into any and all volunteer opportunities.     As Heidi’s passion for Charleston Wine + Food festival grows, so does her love for the Holy City. She believes that the festival “showcases the city in a wonderful light.” Everywhere she goes she will compare it to Charleston and the colorful food and beverage community here. She has a love of food and people and loves that the festival attracts people from across the country with similar interests.   As Heidi reflects on her four years with Charleston Wine + Food, her joy is effervescent. After living in Charleston for nearly three years, Heidi's social network has expanded tremendously. Her passion for Charleston Wine + Food inspires her to recruit friends and other community members to get involved. “Life doesn’t come easy,” she says, “you have to open the door and go after it.”
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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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2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Haul out the holly + start making your lists! With Christmas fast approaching, we're rounding up some of our favorite gifts guaranteed to bring a little holiday cheer to every foodie + wine lover in your life.    

Le Creuset Dutch Oven

The iconic Le Creuset Dutch oven is indispensable in the kitchens of home cooks and professional chefs alike. Long recognized for its strength and durability, cast iron is the prime material for slow-cooking, braising and roasting, thanks to its ability to maintain even and consistent heat. The enameled Dutch oven needs no seasoning, and it’s suitable for both stovetop and oven use. Whether you're a home cook or seasoned pro, every kitchen will brighten up with a Le Creuset Dutch Oven.  

Williams Sonoma Peppermint Bark

Williams Sonoma’s nostalgic peppermint bark is often copied but never matched in quality or flavor. The once-a-year favorite is handcrafted using the finest ingredients, including custom-blended Guittard chocolate and triple-distilled oil of peppermint. Master candy makers pour a layer of melted dark chocolate on a marble table and then top it with a layer of creamy white chocolate. This "bark" is finished with a snowfall of handmade peppermint candy pieces. The result is an unforgettable holiday confection with a perfect harmony of flavors and textures in every bite. This year, Williams Sonoma has tucked Gift Cards ranging from $20 to $1000 inside tins of their Peppermint Bark – there’s a Chance To Win With Every Tin!  

Williams Sonoma Hot Chocolate + Mini Marshmallows

Hot chocolate is even better when you add fluffy marshmallows. This gift bundle includes both treats. Inspired by the hot chocolate served in Parisian cafés, Williams Sonoma’s  Classic Hot Chocolate is intensely chocolaty with a well-rounded body, rich taste, smooth texture and exquisite aroma. Their Vanilla Marshmallows are crafted by confectioners using traditional methods – the secret to the airy-light texture and creamy sweetness.  

Williams Sonoma’s Exclusive Stainless Steel Thermo-Clad™ Cookware

Have someone that loves to cook on your list this year? This ultimate cookware set has all of the cookware pieces a cook uses most often for both everyday cooking and entertaining. Crafted in Italy, this five-star cookware uses a proprietary aluminum alloy that provides up to 35% better thermal conductivity than any aluminum clad-metal cookware on the market.    


Located conveniently across the Ravenel Bridge in Mount Pleasant, Bottles is your one-stop shop for wine, spirits, and more. Whether you know exactly which bottle you're looking for or just need a quick gift to bring to your holiday party, the folks at Bottles will help you find the perfect present for anyone. Still trying to decide what you're getting for the wine lover in your life? Bottles carries many of the winemakers who participate in the festival, including Merry Edwards, Robert Sinskey, and Andre Mack. Nothing says "Happy Holidays!" like a ticket to CHSWFF and a nice bottle of wine!    

A Signature Welcome

Founded in 2014 in Charleston, SC, A Signature Welcome makes holiday gifting beautiful and seamless with multi-address shipping (group orders receive a shipping dashboard to complete details after purchase), hand-written notes, no order minimums, and free shipping, as always. The 2018 Holiday Collection features a range of gourmet food gifts including the best local artisans, an array of hostess gifts, hand-poured candles, gifts for the gentlemen in your life and the sweetest collection of curated baby gifts. There's something for everyone on your list! View the entire Holiday 2018 Collection here.    

Charleston Mix Bloody Mary

Made from all-natural ultra premium ingredients Charleston Mix is gluten, HFCS and MSG free. Each bottle possesses classic bloody mary ingredients used in perfect harmony to create the refreshing, prominent flavor that is Charleston Mix. As the #1 mixer in the South, one taste you’ll understand why it’s considered the bloody mary, perfected.    

Toadfish Outfitters

The Toadfish™ Coastal Kitchen Collection combines the most innovative seafood  tools on the market into one set. Their patented designs make preparing seafood easier,  safer, and more enjoyable. This collection includes an oyster knife, a shrimp cleaner, and a crab cutter, to make all your shellfish prep a breeze. Toadfish™ created the Coastal Kitchen line to enhance the  coastal lifestyle and provide a connection point between what we eat and the sustainability of those resources. Any seafood fanatic will love to add this set to their toolkit!

Goldbug Collection from Croghan’s

As the oldest family owned jewelry store in Charleston, Croghan’s Jewel Box is a treasure trove of the most exciting and unique inventory in the Lowcountry. Inspired by the short story Gold Bug written by Edgar Allan Poe during his time in Charleston, Croghan’s Goldbug Collection carves the famous Palmetto bug into metal, making it resemble beautiful fossilized creatures that will surely turn heads. The Goldbug Collection offer beautiful and unique pieces of jewelry to wear with pride and spread a little joy this holiday season.    

Holy City Brewing Sparkly Princess Beer

Brewed for the Best Of Awards Party 2017, and upon the request of the folks at the City Paper, Holy City Brewing kept to the Fairytale theme for the festivities. What kind of fairy tale would it be if it didn’t have its own Sparkly Princess? Holy City Brewing decided to kettle-sour an IPA, to make something hoppy, tart and full of citrus. Using Eldorado as the bittering hop and then dry-hopping it with even more of the stuff, giving it a mouth-watering hop-nose. Crisp and refreshing, the Sparkly Princess + all of Holy City Brewing's catalog make the perfect gift for any beer lover.    

Blackberry Farm Classic Saison

These beers are about recreating, connecting and enjoying an active lifestyle. Our personal favorite, the Classic Saison, is a medium-bodied, refreshing brew that pairs well with a wide variety of foods or can be enjoyed by itself. Whether you’re a beer novice or a true brewmaster, Blackberry Farms Classic Saison checks all the boxes for a perfect holiday gift.    

Christina Jervey Jewelry

Both unique + simple, Christina Jervey Jewelry makes the perfect gift for anyone who loves beautiful, understated pieces. Inspired by nature, Christina Jervey Jewelry offers a wide variety of pieces including bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and much more. Make this holiday season special with a stunning, handcrafted piece of jewelry sure to stand out in any crowd.    

Charleston Wine + Food Retail

We may be a little biased, but our retail is some of the coolest around! We're hosting a Charleston Wine + Food Holiday Pop-Up Shop this holiday season for you to shop all your favorite merch from past festivals. Stop by our office beginning December 3 - December 21 from 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm where you can browse t-shirts, tanks, and more for 25% off. Trust us, nothing will bring more cheer than a CHSWFF hat + a ticket to this year's festival.
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Charleston Wine + Food will welcome NBC’s TODAY to the 14th annual festival, March 6  - 10, 2019, for on-site broadcast, digital, and cooking demos.   As a leader in news, entertainment, and lifestyle content, TODAY will deliver outstanding broadcast and digital coverage to its viewers from Charleston Wine + Food. TODAY will be featured at several Charleston Wine + Food Signature Events, including Bread of the South, Raising Shell, Winederlust, Smokin’ in the Boys’ Room, and A Catchy Name. TODAY will also participate in the Culinary Village Friday, March 8 - Sunday, March 10, and broadcast live from Charleston, SC during the festival.   Charleston Wine + Food is renowned for offering creative, dynamic, and ever-changing programming that features top winemakers, chefs, culinary professionals, artists, and experts from around the globe that come together annually in March to produce a wine + food festival that rivals the very best of its kind. TODAY will provide compelling content and experiences for festival attendees, residents of the City of Charleston at large, and TODAY viewers. “We are immensely proud and excited to embark on this partnership with TODAY and we look forward to showing TODAY viewers what we think makes the culinary + hospitality community of Charleston so special,” says Gillian Zettler, Executive Director of Charleston Wine + Food.     Charleston Wine + Food announced its partnership with TODAY in New York City on Monday, November 26, 2018 during the fourth hour of TODAY.   For more info, visit the TODAY Show's website.  
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Need Assistance?

We totally get it. The 2018 festival has a lot going on. Let us guide you through the ticketing process, answer any questions, and help point you in the right direction.

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