Best of the Best: Overview of the 2019 Charleston Wine + Food Festival
Whether you’re a somber food critic or culinary fanatic, there was something for everyone at this year’s Charleston Wine + Food Festival. Over five days the Charleston Wine + Food Festival drew in huge crowds and foodies with promises of top chefs, flavors to help satisfy any taste craving, and gourmet food. From NBC’s TODAY show– with Kathie Lee Gifford + Al Roker to the ‘Hipster Cocktail Party’ the weekend was full of events and tastings. Actually there was a total of 109 events lined up for CHSWFF this year. Here are some of the highlights.
IT'S A SHORE THING:
WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT (WTF):
Behind the bar + on the grill, ladies will take center stage to prove that we got some coordination. Highlighting a bounty of American Whiskey – the U.S. of A’s most potent, rip-roaring liquor, this event will leave you feeling spirited to say the least. From sweet Tennessee whiskies to spicy rye and age-old bourbon, you’ll be sippin’ the best from sea to shining sea.
SMOKIN' IN THE BOYS' ROOM
HOLI CITY SHAKEDOWN:
SAVE THE DATES: MARCH 4 – 8, 2020
Charleston Wine + Food is a non-profit organization with its giveback focused on supporting Charleston and the Lowcountry's diverse culinary + hospitality community. Its priority is to create an annual economic injection that fuels Charleston’s vibrancy and growth and during just 5 days, the 2018 festival yielded an economic impact of $15.3 million, more than quadruple the organization’s annual budget.
ABOUT CHARLESTON WINE + FOOD
Charleston Wine + Food is a catalyst for connections that inspire curiosity through thoughtful storytelling + meaningful experiences with a sense of place. Fueled by a contagious passion for the people and places that make Charleston worth celebrating, the annual festival infuses homegrown flavor with top chefs, winemakers, authors, storytellers, artisans, and food enthusiasts from around the globe for a five-day event that spans the first full weekend each March. Charleston Wine + Food is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports the Lowcountry's diverse culinary + hospitality community through financial contributions to organizations or persons that directly benefit our local foodway initiatives and efforts to strengthen our local community.