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Debbie Weems Corpening
· March 5, 2017
We have been for 11 years now...we had 4 couples with us and all agreed this was the best layout and year yet!! We loved the corkyard and layout. Not much wine last year and that was such a disappoint...ment, so this year remedied that. I will say it would help to have cheese and crackers or snacks of some sort.
Missed the totes at entrance, but I know this saved money.
The wine and beer glasses were great.
Other than no food in the Corkyard, my only other disappointment was the Artisan tent. I felt like too much non food/beverage items sold and not as much foods. Last year's Artisan tent was better.
Overall Layout great, so not much standing in long lines or crowed areas...awesome!!!!
Wish a few vendors did desserts of some sort but foods were fabulous.
Sinister Siesta was great. Bowen's Island was good. Champagne and Cavier was fantastic.
Thanks to all for making this event happen. See you next March.
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Sarah Elizabeth Wise Steele
· September 16, 2016
The Ticket launch party was the most fun yet! The spazmatics got everyone on their feet dancing singing and having a great time. The food was a baseball theme and delicious. Can't wait for the opening... Gala so that we can eat food from our favorite chefs all in one place! As well as the culinary village. By far the best value for the money spent. It has everything; demonstrations, cooking classes, beer, wine, music, and more amazing food than you can even eat! See More
Robert Jones
· March 4, 2017
The Low-Country lunch with beer & wine was good for the most part - food quality was high, as expected; some good wines & beers, a few very tasty ones; but the VA wine delegation was relegated to a d...ark interior section (everything else was outside under the sun) with no attempt made to drive patrons inside. There was plenty of space where the VA wines could have set up outside. Inadequate access to H2O as well.... See More
Heather Mccraven Faucette
· March 5, 2017
The grand tasting tents this year were very confusing. The area where the wines were located were almost hidden. And there was no food provided in this area. When I asked the volunteers where the wine... was located they had no idea. It seemed to not have as much food as normal as well. The beer garden and wine area definitely need to be thought out better. I attended last year and the lay out was 100 times better. See More
Emily Lavender
· August 3, 2016
I went to my first Charleston Wine and Food Festival two years ago and don't plan on ever missing another! From the food and beverages to the decor and staff, everything is marvelous. There are so man...y different events that you can find something for everyone's taste and budget. I love meandering the booths trying new, exciting and, most importantly, delicious foods. At the Culinary Village I love that some of the food booths are rotating so you can go back again and again and try something new each time. I cannot recommend this festival enough. And the setting of beautiful Charleston is the cherry on top of a wonderful time! Can't wait for next year. See More
Kate Van Treese O'Hara
· March 6, 2017
I had such a great time. This is such a well planned event and the culinary village was so fun and executed well. Highly recommend Friday as the day to visit the village as the crowds are bigger the weekend. Additionally did a cooking class at The Bohemian and a dinner at The Warehouse and both were truly lovely. One of my favorite trips! See More
David Vega
· August 3, 2016
Fantastic venue to appreciate the fine wines and culinary expertise that the Lowcountry has to offer. There is much more to the event than just the tents in Calhoun Park that are very visible. Many ev...ents are held in restaurants and unique Charleston locations that provide for a very distinctive atmosphere. Whether you're a wine snob wanting to pair the perfect dish or just out to enjoy the day by sampling great food, wine & music .... you will have an awesome time! See More
Elizabeth Blair Symon
· March 10, 2016
This was my 6th year attending, and I never thought I'd say this, but it was absolutely horrible. I ALWAYS talk up this festival to family and friends, as it has always been my most favorite event in ...Charleston for the 15 years I have been here. This year's local's day was by far the worst. The lines were so long they backed up into other lines, you never knew what you were in line waiting for, sometimes when you finally reached the front of the line they were out of food, there was minimal food tastings and entirely too much alcohol options, and the entire event was just poorly managed. Mind you, I have promoted this to family and friends religiously for the last 6 years, but I was so very disappointed that I will not be returning in 2017. The cost of $235 for 3 people was WAY overpriced, and I'm embarrassed I had my family come down to SC for this once great event. See More
Amy Ricciardi Joseph
· March 7, 2016
Too many people and very poor management of the crowds. Confusing as to where lines started and what you were waiting in line for. At one point the lines for two stations were so long that people back... up to the other table. Waited in line for over 15 minutes to be told there was no more food. Everything was beef and chicken. I could have taken the same amount of money and had a great meal at a CHARLESTON restaurant and not stood in line. We will pass on this event next year. See More
Terri Lynn Broome
· March 5, 2017
This was our 3rd year. While not my favorite year, definitely fantastic. What the Pho was INCREDIBLE! The culinary village, this year was better than last and not nearly as crowded, leaving missed opp...ortunities for samples. I felt like this year lacked enough exciting events that weren't signature dinner level pricing. We would purchased more tickets and gone to more events. I'd love to see an app to manage tickets with QR codes vs paper. We will be back next year. See More
Ryan Daniel
· August 14, 2016
The Charleston Wine + Food festivals is one of my favorite things that I look forward to kick off the spring. It has something for everyone and gives you the opportunity to try almost anything you ca...n think of for a great culinary experience. It has been so much fun each time I have gone and I will keep coming back each year. See More
Normarie Nuni Rebenack
· March 5, 2017
We are a group of 8 and this was our 5th year attending the Culinary Village. Everyone agreed that this was the best year yet! Great food and exceptional wine/beer. Loved the outdoor separate areas!... We will definitely be back for year #6! We were the group with the 5 Wino Saurs! Great fun!! 🍷 See More
Jamie DeMent
· March 10, 2016
This was my 3rd year attending the culinary village and it was hands down the best yet! The combination of getting rid of the tasting tent and adding the music stage gave the event a relaxed atmospher...e that we didn't experience in the past. And of course the food was delicious and the beer and wine kept flowing! We also really enjoyed Pecha Kucha on Friday night. Great job and can't wait until next year! See More
Courtney Hinton
· August 6, 2016
The Charleston Wine & Food Festival does such a great job of interpreting and presenting the food world's latest and greatest in a way that is still totally Charleston. I'm always impressed by the cal...iber chefs from Charleston and abroad who participate, and they offer events that appeal to every interest and taste! Even though I've moved away from Charleston, this will definitely be an event I travel back for each year. See More
Roberta Berta-o Freedom
· March 5, 2017
Great venue for food, wine, vodka, and beer. The atmosphere was great and the displays were attractive. Maybe have more food items set up for vegetarians next year. Our whole group had a fabulous time...! Also- next year- 12-8pm hours??? 👍🏻🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🍸 See More
Rachel Coffey
· August 3, 2016
I've gone to the festival for the past two years and love it! The Culinary Village is definitely a favorite - such a great way to try lots of amazing food and drinks in a fun, relaxed setting. I also ...enjoyed Toasted and On the Rocks & Roll. Can't wait to go back next year! See More
Lisa Love
· March 7, 2015
The additional areas with demos and tastings this year are awesome!!! Third Space is fabulous, and the bier garten is fun as always. I love how the tastings at Third Space rotate with different chefs ...throughout the day. This really increased the value of the Grand Tasting Tent ticket and allowed us to enjoy the festival all day, instead of just for 2.5 hours. I did not realize how things were set up this year, but I'm glad we figured it out and were able to enjoy an entire fantastic day at Wine and Food! See More
Jen Hladek
· March 10, 2016
The Shucked event was so fantastic this year! Who would have thought you could get so much creativity and deliciousness from one little bivalve. The band, atmosphere, and drinks made the afternoon so... much fun. Didn't hurt that the weather was perfect for an oyster shuckin good time! I'll definitely be back for that one next year! great job :-) See More
Susie Armstrong-Tracy
· March 3, 2017
I have enjoyed going to the wine + food festival since 2008 & it really keeps getting better!! I want to especially commend your customer service, particularly Stephen Blackmon, who is just amazing!!... Thank you (again) for all of your help, Stephen!!! See More
Rosanne Granatiero McCarthy
· March 6, 2017
It was our first year and we loved it! Plenty to eat and drink, great music. Our only complaint was not enough desserts (although the ice cream was fabulous). Can't wait for next year!
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Rise + shine 🌤️with a breakfast full of American tradition + southern flavor. Trey Dutton of 1KEPT Charleston welcomes Allen Benton of Benton's Smoky Mountain Country Hams to serve up a brilliant breakfast topped off with mimosas + coffee cocktails. Don't hit the snooze button on this one!
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It's one thing #chs has plenty of - hospitality! Come sip your own serving of "A Noble Hospitality," this year's #CHSWFF #officialcocktail specially handcrafted with Don Julio Tequila by Morgan Hurley Mex 1 Coastal Cantina at Opening Night and at the N. Chas Night Bazaar. But hurry - tix are almost gone to both events! In the meantime, here's how to make your own:

This year's Charleston Wine and Food Official Cocktail is called A Noble Hospitality, and it was created by Charleston bartender Morgan Hurley.

Hear ye! Hear ye! It’s here - the 2018 #chswff program in all its teasingly tasty glory. Click the link below to view or find it in the Charleston Magazine February edition! Check out all that this year’s Charleston Wine + Food Festival has to offer, with incredible surprises from Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card from Chase, our Official Credit Card, and Toyota USA, our Official Vehicle. Book your experience today!

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The 2018 Official Program for the 13th installment of Charleston Wine + Food.

We’re LIVE with Hope McIntosh of Bowens Island + Chsfoodwriter dishing on all things #CHSWFF. Hope’s also reeling in the recipe for Jumbo Lump Crab Cake🦀

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To many Bowens Island is more than just a marsh front restaurant - it's a way of life. Chsfoodwriter will be LIVE from this long-time #chs seafood destination today. Tune in at 2:30 p.m. to learn more about what makes Bowen's so special.

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Known for our locally harvested oysters, fried shrimp, hushpuppies, Frogmore stew, beer, & the undisturbed view of the river, marshes, islands, & wildlife!

HOT OFF THE PRESS! 🔥CONGRATS to all of the James Beard Foundation Semi-Finalists, and especially our #chs community. #whereelsebutcharleston

- Outstanding Pastry Chef: Cynthia Wong, Butcher & Bee Charleston
- Outstanding Chef: Mike Lata, The Ordinary
- Outstanding Wine Program: FIG Charleston...
- Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional: Scott Blackwell and Ann Marshall, High Wire Distilling Co.
- Outstanding Restaurateur: Steve Palmer, The Indigo Road (The Macintosh Oak SteakHouse, Indaco and others)
- Best Chef: Southeast: Kevin Johnson, The Grocery; Alex Lira, Bar Normandy; Rodney Scott, Rodney Scott's BBQ
- Outstanding Bar Program: The Living Room at The Dewberry

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We're thrilled to announce our 2018 Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalists!

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If a restaurant setting doesn't portray the right story, can you still leave fully satisfied? David Thompson Architect, LLC will share his insights into how a building is much more than just brick + mortar, and the fascinating journeys that created The Ordinary and Cigar Factory during Flavor by Design: Anything but Ordinary Thursday, March 1 from 10:30 AM - 1 PM and Flavor by Design: Developing Dreams Friday, March 2 from 9:30 AM until noon.

In our new blog by guest contributor Jai Jones of Jai Eats, David shares an initial glimpse into some of the vision that went into the two projects.

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“One pork chop in a pan goes dry; Two or more and the fat from one feeds the other.” Our team had the chance to hear from #CHSWFF’s first chairwoman and culinary legend Nathalie Dupree. From her start in the kitchens of Harvard to founding the Holy City’s top food festival and everything in between, Nathalie shares her story and her thoughts on working together to make a change.

“One pork chop in a pan goes dry; Two or more and the fat from one feeds the other.” – Nathalie Dupree Wednesday morning the staff of Charleston Wine + Food gathered around the table for a coffee talk with our first chairperson, Nathalie Dupree. A leading figure for CHSWFF, Nathalie told us....

The countdown to #CHSWFF 2018 is ON! Don’t have your tickets yet? No worries. We’re dishing on the top events under $100 for the budget-conscious foodie.

With the countdown on for the 2018 Charleston Wine + Food Festival, we’re sharing our list of the best events under $100. Fill your stomach + soul with exciting experiences full of delicious bites, bubbly vino + good times. Flavor by Design: Anything but Ordinary, Thursday, March 1st An arch.....

We’re LIVE! Kelly Franz of Magnolias is chatting with Chsfoodwriter about #CHSWFF + sharing a delicious pimento cheese recipe perfect for your next gathering

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We're going LIVE...again! We'll be sitting down with Kelly Franz of Magnolias as she and Chsfoodwriter dish on all things #CHSWFF. Kelly will also share some tasty tips with some good ol' southern flair. Set your reminders and tune in at 3:00!

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Attention all vinovores: we’re spilling on how to be boozy on a budget! Wine buyer Mike van Beyrer of Bottles Beverage Superstore is sharing his favorite blends under $40. Check out our latest blog post to find out which ones made his top 5. Don't forget to stop by the Wine Retail Shop presented by Bottles in the Culinary Village to purchase one of these wines and many more that will be featured across the festival landscape. 🍷

If there’s one thing we appreciate, it’s a great bottle of wine found at a great value. As we gear up for the 2018 Charleston Wine + Food Festival, our wine buyer Mike van Beyrer shares some of his favorite finds under $40. These food-friendly varietals will complement your dinner table without ...

Destined to be a star-studded culinary night to remember, this Saturday night black tie fete presented by Le Creuset , S.Pellegrino + Acqua Panna, boasts world-renowned chefs who will dazzle + delight. Including Sean Brock of Husk Restaurant, Curtis Duffy, Gavin Kaysen of Spoon and Stable, Steven D. Greene of The Umstead Hotel and Spa, Diego Muñoz, Angie Mar of Beatrice Inn, Kevin Getzewich of Normandy at 1 Broad and Robert Mondavi Jr #chswff #starstruck 😍 #chs #chseats #chsevents