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2013 Charleston Wine + Food Festival

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***UPDATE 2/27/13*** – The Festival is here! Have fun if you plan on attending!

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One of the biggest events in Charleston, The Charleston Wine + Food Festival, may seem far away, but many events are already sold-out. This year’s edition will take place from February 28th until March 3rd. You can see the complete list of events below.

The Charleston City Paper has released a mobile web application to help you navigate the festival. Read more about that here.

Also, if you want to stay up-to-date on all things Charleston, you can follow me on TWITTER and like me on FACEBOOK.

Thursday, February 28th

11 am – Charleston’s Top Sommelier Competition – Invite Only

12 pm – Thermador Presents Bourbon Luncheon – Hall’s Chophouse

5:30 pm – Sponsor Recognition and VIP Party – Culinary Village, Marion Square

7:30 pm – The Art Institute of Charleston Presents Salute to Charleston’s Chefs: Opening Night Party – South Carolina Aquarium

Friday, March 1st

10:30 am – The Grocery Breakfast – The Grocery

10:30 am – Soul Food Shuffle – Various

11 am – Culinary Institute of Charleston Presents Big Time Crush: Date Night Wine + Food Pairings with Andrea and John Robinson – Palmer Ampitheatre, Culinary Institute of Charleston, 66 Columbus Street

11 am – Culinary Institute of Charleston Presents Captivating Old World Varietals – Supporting “Characters” Take Center Stage – Cesca, 5 Faber Street

11 am – 2013 Festival Opening Ceremonies – Marion Square Park

11:30 am – Culinary Institute of Charleston Presents In Pursuit of Balance: California Chardonnay + Pinot Noir Speak – McCrady’s

11:30 am – Sneak Preview of the Piggly Wiggly Grand Tasting Tents – Marion Square Park

12 pm –Thermador Presents La Wine La Luncheon – Social Restaurant + Wine Bar

12 pm – Every Day with Rachael Ray Presents This Little Piggy: Pop-Up Market – Lowndes Grove, 266 St. Margaret Street

12 pm – Siematic Presents Passport to Pairings – Governor Thomas Bennett House

1 pm – Charleston City Paper Presents Charleston Brew Hops (Shuttle 1) – Various

1 pm – Charleston City Paper Presents Charleston Brew Hops (Shuttle 2) – Various

1:30 pm – Culinary Institute of Charleston Presents Creating Single Vineyard Wines: A Tour Through the Russian River Valley with Merry Edwards – Palmer Ampitheatre, Culinary Institute of Charleston, 66 Columbus Street

2 pm – Culinary Institute of Charleston Presents Spirit Tasting: Grand Marnier Rolls Out the “Red Ribbon” Carpet – Republic Reign

2 pm – Culinary Institute of Charleston Presents Whiskey Pioneers of the North: A Hudson Tasting – The Gin Joint

2 pm – Piggly Wiggly Presents Culinary Village + Grand Tasting Tents – Marion Square Park

2 pm – CHARLIE Magazine Presents Shop, Sip + Savor – Various shops on King Street

2:30 pm – Culinary Institute of Charleston Presents Charleston’s Top Sommeliers Wine + Food Pairing – The Ordinary

3 pm – Every Day with Rachael Ray + Manchester Farms Quail Present At Home with Celebrity Tastemakers – Private Address, only given to ticket holders

7 pm – 82 Queen Craft Beer Dinner – 82 Queen

7 pm – Culinary Institute of Charleston’s Cocktail Dinner – Culinary Institute of Charleston, 66 Columbus Street

7 pm – Every Day with Rachael Ray + The Lee Bros. Present The Charleston Dinner with Michael Anthony + Chris Bradley – 21 Legare Street

7 pm – McCrady’s Global Modern Cuisine Dinner – McCrady’s

7 pm – Perfectly Paired Dinners – Various

7 pm – Cayman Islands Department of Tourism Presents Jailhouse Shake-Up – Old City Jail

Saturday, March 2nd

9:30 am – Maverick Southern Kitchens Presents Festival Media Breakfast – Slightly North of Broad, 192 East Bay Street

10:30 am – Breakfast at Two Boroughs Larder – Two Boroughs Larder

11 am – Culinary Institute of Charleston Presents Making “Sense” of Wine –  Palmer Amphitheater 182, Culinary Institute of Charleston, 66 Columbus Street

11 am – Culinary Institute of Charleston Presents Rioja, Spain: Tempranillo and Beyond – Palmer Amphitheater 182, Culinary Institute of Charleston, 66 Columbus Street

11 am – Piggly Wiggly Presents Culinary Village + Grand Tasting Tents – Marion Square

11:30 am – Charleston City Paper Presents Waffle House Smackdown Hosted by Andrew Knowlton – Celebrity Kitchen, Marion Square

12 pm – Thermador Presents Muse Dejeuner – Muse, 82 Society Street

12 pm – Thermador Presents Slightly North of Broad Lowcountry Locavore Lunch – Slightly North of Broad

12 pm – Benefitfocus Presents Vineyard Voyage on Spiritline Cruises – Aquarium Wharf

12:30 pm – Wine Tasting: Culinary Institute of Charleston Presents Welcome to the OPC – Oregon Pinot Camp Uncorked – McCrady’s

1:30 pm – Culinary Institute of Charleston Presents Mixology 101: DIY Iconic Cocktails – Palmer Amphitheater 182, Culinary Institute of Charleston, 66 Columbus Street

2 pm – Spirit Tasting: Culinary Institute of Charleston Presents Spirit of the Scots: A Glenmorangie Tasting – Proof, 437 King Street

2 pm – Bush Law Group, P.C. Presents Big Bottles Tasting + Auction with Master Sommelier Andrea Immer Robinson – Lowndes Grove Plantation

3 pm – Collectors’ Corner: An Exclusive Vérité Tasting – Charleston Place Hotel

3 pm – Piggly Wiggly Presents Culinary Village + Grand Tasting Tents – Marion Square Park

3 pm – Charleston GI + The Local Palate Present Pinot Envy Uncorked! – Pavilion at Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina

4 pm – Culinary Institute of Charleston Presents Iron Mixologist Charleston – Palmer Amphitheater 182, Culinary Institute of Charleston, 66 Columbus Street

4 pm – Every Day with Rachael Ray + Manchester Farms Quail Present At Home with Celebrity Tastemakers – Two private homes in downtown Charleston; addresses will be sent to ticket holders

7 pm – Closed for Business + Allagash Brewing Company Craft Beer Dinner – Closed for Business

7 pm – Craftsmen Kitchen & Tap House + Dogfish Head Brewery Beer Dinner – The Craftsmen Kitchen & Tap House, 12 Cumberland Street

7 pm – EDENS™ Presents Food + Wine With a View: A Tribute to Frank Stitt – Private Penthouse

7 pm – Southern Foodways Alliance and Jim N Nick’s Present Barbecue Coronation Supper: Honoring the Queen of Pitmasters, Helen Turner of Helen’s Bar-B-Q – Jim ‘N Nicks BBQ, King Street

7 pm – Crispy, Spicy, Crunchy: The World of Fried Chicken at Hominy Grill – Hominy Grill

7 pm – The New + Notables Dinner – McCrady’s

7 pm – Republic Reign Cocktail Dinner – Republic Reign, 463 King Street

8:30 pm – The Art Institute of Charleston Presents Festival After Hours: Party Around the World – Visitors Center Bus Shed

Sunday, March 3rd

11 am – Motley Rice LLC + The Post and Courier Present Lowcountry Jazz Brunch – Lowndes Grove Plantation

1 pm – Piggly Wiggly Presents Culinary Village + Grand Tasting Tents – Marion Square Park (Lower cost for locals).

3 pm – Culinary Institute of Charleston Presents Spirit Tasting: Behind the Bourbon Label – Hall’s Chophouse

5 pm – Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina Presents Rigs, Pigs + Swigs – Mount Pleasant Visitors Center, Mount Pleasant Waterfront Memorial Park

Post Festival, Monday March 18th

6 pm – Lowcountry Legends Salute the James Beard Foundation – Fort Moultrie

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