There’s nothing quite like the holiday season: baked goods and bubbles, time spent with loved ones, and celebrating and creating traditions. With picks for foodies, wine lovers, and everyone in between, experiences from Charleston Wine + Food, March 1 to 5, 2023, are sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face.
GRAB A GIFT CARD
Are you shopping for wine enthusiasts? Cocktail connoisseurs? Barbecue gurus? Shucking pros? Don’t know? You don’t have to! Digital gift cards are available for purchase for a limited time!*
FOR THE FESTIVAL ENTHUSIAST
The Culinary Village is the ultimate event for the festival enthusiast and Charleston Wine + Food’s largest sampling experience. Savor the flavors of this daytime celebration of food, drinks, and fun with bites and sips, chef demos, immersive experiences, live music, retail therapy, and more! General Admission and VIP tickets are available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, March 3 through 5. Add on a round-trip shuttle ticket from downtown Charleston so all your loved one has to worry about is showing up and having fun.
Looking to gift the ultimate festival experience? Check out The Weekender, the ultimate ticket for the festival enthusiast who is looking to conquer the event like a pro and in VIP fashion. It offers an elevated Culinary Village experience along with General Admission access into two marquee festival events–The World of ‘Cue and Shucked. You’ll want to snag one for yourself, too!
FOR THE BARBECUE GURU
Food is one of the greatest universal connectors. While barbecue is a way of life in the South, it’s no surprise that slow cooking over hot coals is practiced in just about every culture. The World of ‘Cue will expand your barbecue repertoire with loads of international flavors. Complete with bold wines, brown waters, and chilled brews, this event will light up your appetite. Looking for a Signature Dinner experience that highlights whole hog barbecue? Snag a pair of seats at the Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint Signature Dinner where you’ll find community vibes, a neighborhood setting, paired natural wines, and live music.
FOR THE BUBBLY ONE IN THE GROUP
Bubbles are always a good idea, especially when paired with down-to-the-bone good soul food. This “funday” gathering is guaranteed to be as joyful and extravagant as it is effervescent. Think the bubbles fanatic in your life would prefer to start the day with a master class as opposed to a dance off? Check out this six flight tasting that dives deep into all things Champagne.
FOR THE FRIEND WHO LOVES A PARTY
For the friend who is always scouting out the *it* event of the weekend, this afternoon park party will pair hot-off-the-grill bites and crushable natural wines. Are they more of the stilettos-and-sequins type? This cocktail party and show stopping performance is full of sass (and just a tiny bit of class), and is sure to leave your loved one sashaying the night away.
*Charleston Wine + Food Festival gift cards are available for sale December 1 to 26 and can be applied to the cost of all available 2023 festival events. Gift cards not used in advance of the 2023 festival will expire and all funds will be forfeited. Gift cards may not be redeemed on sold out events or via the Charleston Wine + Food Official Ticket Exchange powered by Lyte. Gift cards may not be redeemed for cash or festival retail. Multiple gift cards may not be stacked / redeemed on the same event and any balance due following the gift card redemption is the responsibility of the attendee.
- by Jacob Hollifield
- by Simon Davidson