While the days devoted to sipping and tasting are regrettably behind us until next year’s Charleston Wine and Food Festival, we can certainly sustain ourselves on the experiences had and memories made during this year’s festivities. After all, if there’s anything to get our creative juices flowing, it’s recalling something that made our local palates sing. Keep your tastebuds in festival gear with some Charleston food and wine favorites.
Le Creuset Charleston Wine + Food Mini Cocottes / Designed with Charleston’s pastel Rainbow Row homes in mind, Le Creuset’s trio of miniature stoneware cocottes provide a darling canvas in which to create some Charleston favorites of your own.
Recipe to try: Matt & Ted Lee’s Bobo-Style Oyster Pie
Reclaimed DesignWorks’ Balancing Act Wine Butler / Nothing goes better with wine than more wine. Crafted from reclaimed wine barrel staves, Reclaimed DesignWorks’ wine butler is designed to keep your favorite bottle sideways, the preferred method of storing wine. Perched at a horizontal angle, your favorite bottle of wine will appear as if its ready to pour– right into your glass.
Wine pairing: try a bottle from La Wine, a line of wines collection curated by local Brad Ball
Sweeteeth / Charleston’s own Willy Wonka, Johnny Battles, creates flavor combinations as original as the Holy City itself. Try his caramel sauce web handcrafted chocolate bars and bon bons or get to licking and dipping with his sweet sauces.
Try: Port Wine Caramel Sauce
Solid Walnut Cutting Board / So much more elegant than white plastic, a solid walnut cutting board from Charleston’s own Bill’s Boards is perfect for everyday slicing and dicing in addition to entertaining– just ask the folks over at Husk.