Whether youâ€™re a somber food critic or culinary fanatic, there was something for everyone at this yearâ€™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 NBCâ€™s TODAY showâ€“ with Kathie Lee Gifford + Al Roker to the â€˜Hipster Cocktail Partyâ€™ 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:
SMOKIN’ IN THE BOYS’ ROOM:
HOLI CITY SHAKEDOWN:
SAVE THE DATES: MARCH 4 â€“ 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 Charlestonâ€™s vibrancy and growth and during just 5 days, the 2018 festival yielded an economic impact of $15.3 million, more than quadruple the organizationâ€™s annual budget.
ABOUT CHARLESTON WINE + FOOD
Charleston Wine + Food is a catalyst for connections that inspire curiosity through thoughtful Â 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.