March 6 - March 10, 2019

Charleston Wine + Food

Tasting Notes


Spirt-Heavy Events

Are you ready to drink your way through the festival?  If wine just isn’t for you and beer never seems to cut it, look no further than these spirit-heavy events curated for liquor lovers like you!  The Lowcountry has endless bourbon, rum, tequila, + whiskey to offer, plus so much more, which is why we’ve teamed up with the best distributors and distilleries to ensure everyone can get a taste.  Check out what we’ve been getting excited about for weeks below and get ready to knock ‘em back- the festival is just two weeks away!   Iron Mixologist - $65 Presented by William Grant & Sons Supported by Imbibe It’s time to crown our next Iron Mixologist!  Charleston Wine + Food’s 6th annual cocktail competition modeled after Iron Chef America will take place at Mercantile’s Bar Mash this year- and the competitors are gearing up a stiff race and even stiffer drinks.  Sit back and sip on their creations to witness which mixologist will next claim the title! The Ice Age of Mixology - $75 Supported by Imbibe Presented by William Grant & Sons Ever think about how ice can make a difference in your cocktail?  Learn how to choose and use the best ice for your own cocktails and how bartenders are changing the ice game from mixologist Charlotte Voisey while sipping on an ice-cold drink.  Come to Proof for an enlightening and booze-filled afternoon! A Bourbon Affair - $115 Presented by Brackish Supported by Cigar Aficionado Brown water aficionado? The Cedar Room is calling your name! This high-class venue will host every bourbon lover’s dream event: a lineup of the country’s 50 best bourbons and stylish, hand-picked bites to match.  Dress your best for a swanky afternoon of drinking + cigars. The Home Bar at High Wire Distilling Company - $125 Supported by Imbibe If you’ve ever wanted to know how to make the perfect Tom Collins or Mint Julep right in your own kitchen, look no further than this event at High Wire Distilling Co.  Mixologist Jerry Slater will guide us through the ins + outs of cocktail creation (and consumption) to figure out what it takes to make a good cocktail GREAT. Hooked On Bowens - $135 Presented by Don Julio A festival favorite, this evening soirée on Bowens Island will be highlighted by tasty cocktails, free-flowing wine, stunning sunset views on the water, and of course a mouthwatering multi-course meal straight from the sea. If you have a fear of missing out, don’t waste one more minute - purchase your ticket now.
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IMG_4515_rev1BB&T Charleston Wine + Food’s Mixology Competition is looking for the perfect cocktail to toast a decade of Charleston Wine + Food!  On Thursday, November 13th, join William Grant & Sons Brand Ambassador Host Charlotte Voisey as she reveals the details for the 2015 Official Festival Cocktail Mixology Competition along with Charleston Wine + Food Beverage Director Patrick Emerson. Local mixologists vying to create this year's winning cocktail and toast a decade of Charleston Wine + Food should join and learn about the competition. This year's theme, as well as competition rules, judging criteria and list of judges, will be announced. Don't miss this live session with advice and tips on how to submit a successful entry. Bartenders from bars and restaurants across Charleston County are invited to participate.

When: Thursday, November 13th from 1pm – 3pm Where: Upstairs @ Brasserie Gigi, N. Market Street What: Cocktails from the William Grant portfolio will be served as well as an informal lunch. Who: Local Mixologists in Charleston County – RSVP required to: sara@crossanddot.com

For cocktail lovers who simply want to join spirited competition during the festival can enjoy Iron Mixologist at the festival on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. At 2015 Iron Mixologist, all finalists for the CHSWFF Official Cocktail will participate in a live multi-round competition hosted by William Grant & Sons Brand Ambassador Charlotte Voisey. Guests at this fun, happy hour-style event will get to sample cocktails from each participant. Tickets are $55 per person and available for purchase at http://cwf.obviouslee.com/events/iron-mixologist/

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BB&T Charleston Wine + Food is a non-profit that celebrates the renowned food culture of Charleston, SC during a five-day festival the first weekend of every March. With a local food culture rich in tradition, James Beard Award-winning chefs, and the best city to visit in the world according to Condé Nast Traveler’s 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards, the festival infuses home-grown flavor with top chefs, winemakers, authors, storytellers and food enthusiasts. Taste the decade of BB&T Charleston Wine + Food in 2015!
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