There is nothing quite like the holiday season–baked goods, bubbles, time spent with loved ones, and celebrating and creating traditions. Don’t let the stress of finding the perfect gift take away from what matters most. Human connection is the ingredient found in every recipe, and in the spirit of “togetherness,” these experiences from Charleston Wine and Food are sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face. Best part? They definitely won’t be re-gifted!
FOR THE COCKTAIL CONNOISSEUR: Low or No Proof
Looze the booze is a trend we can get hip with–partake in the fun without all the fuzz. For this beverage workshop, learn the fundamentals of a great mocktail and find out what all the hype surrounding these low and no-proof alternatives is all about. A beverage expert will guide you through a tasting of a variety of both full-proof cocktails and their low or no ABV variations. See if you can tell the difference–maybe the low-life is for you!
FOR THE WINE ENTHUSIAST: Pinot Envy
Not all pinots are made the same, and the fact is pinot pivots! From pinot blanc to pinot grigio to pinot noir to. . . you get the idea. So, take a tour of the many faces of this versatile varietal. This festival-favorite event is made fresh this year with new wines, bites, and a delectable waterside outdoor setting. Explore the sweet and spicy side of pinot during an afternoon you won’t forget.
FOR THE FESTIVAL FANATIC: The Lawn @ Culinary Village: Friday
The Culinary Village has long been the cornerstone of the festival, and this year it promises more fun and engagement than ever. Featuring live music; culinary demos; food samples from culinary greats; wine, beer, and spirits; interactive experiences, and for-purchase artisanal foods, the Village is like a town you wish really existed! Grab a friend (or two!) and enjoy river views, plenty of fresh air, and mouthwatering bites and sips.
FOR THE MUSIC LOVER: NightCap
Don’t end your night at sunset; join us for NightCap, the largest music and food pairing CHSWF has ever seen. Headliner Lake Street Dive will take the stage Friday night followed by co-headliners St. Paul & The Broken Bones and Tank and the Bangas on Saturday. Epic bands and chef-inspired bites and sips? This won’t be your average concert food and beverage experience. This music-flavored evening is putting the FEST in festival.
- by Erin Byers Murray
- by Erin Byers Murray