Taste fine wines and delicious hors d'oeuvres prepared just for you, shop special hours in ten of your favorite King Street stores, and get ready for Baker Motor Company Charleston Fashion Week in one fun, fantastic Friday night.
Join us for this fabulous event Friday March 13 from 5-8:00 p.m. Tickets are only $50 per person and can be ordered online (click here to order online) or call our 24/7 ticket hotline at 800.838.3006.
Ten of King Street's finest and most unique stores will offer a preferred shopping experience with reserve wine tastings at every store, plus hors d'oeuvres from Duvall Events, The Harbour Club and Savannah Bee Co.
The Shopping Experience
There's an enticing collection of King Street stores, certain to please shoppers of every persuasion and solve all your Charleston Fashion Week, or even your everyday, challenges. Fine jewelry, men's and women's clothiers, shoes, fine cosmetics and accessories with personal shoppers available to fulfill your every need.
The list includes Brooks Brothers, Copper Penny, Cos Bar, Finicky Filly, Moon and Lola, House of Sage, Isabella's Collection at the Shops of Charleston Place, Roberto Coin, Shooz and Vestique.
One of the more than 25 wines at this tasting event is this wonderful red, Valdrinal Reserva 2007. Aged in French oak casks for 18 months, it's available at several Charleston restaurants for $90.
Wines and Food Taste specially selected reserve red and white wines from Italy, Spain and the West Coast. A wine expert will be at every store to discuss the nuances and notes of each fine wine served.
You will taste thirty of these wines that are not widely available for sale. Hors d'oeuvres will be provided by Duvall Events, The Harbour Club and Savannah Bee Company.
A souvenir wine glass from Baker Motor Company Charleston Fashion Week will be your ticket to tasting for the night.
My favorite memories of the holiday season are probably the same as yours. Food, music, shopping, gifts, decorations and a little nip in the air. I’ve always loved accommodating family from out of town and spending time together, especially hitting the mall in packs, trying not to lose anybody while we shopped for gifts. We’d have lunch and talk endlessly while accomplishing little that was on our lists. The exercise was repeated several times even after Christmas, because then the specials were even more so and there was always something to return or exchange. The stuff we shopped for is long forgotten, but the memories of togetherness, teasing, laughing, and confiding secrets are dear.
If like me you weren’t fortunate enough to grow up in a city like Charleston where downtown was historical and many businesses were owned by neighbors and friends, join me in making up for lost time.
Last month I told you about several events that combine shopping, food and holiday magic. It’s worth repeating because let’s face it, ‘tis the season. On December 5th there’s an early evening wine tasting event in a dozen stores chosen for their range of product offerings and excellent hospitality. From North to South it’s House of Sage, Bob Ellis, Shooz, Copper Penny, Finicky Filly, C. Wonder, Candlefish, Talbots, Rapport, Brooks Brothers, Roberto Coin and Vestique. A marvelous array of choices for any shopping excursion but to make it even better, event partner Southern Wine & Spirits has chosen a list of excellent wines for your tasting pleasure. Wines will be from Napa and Sonoma Valleys, including Duckhorn, Ferrari Carano, Chateau St. Jean, Trefethen, Stags Leap and others. Add to this hors d’oeuvres by some of Charleston’s finest food purveyors and you have a truly winning evening.
Start the celebration early. Come to King Street for an exclusive, ticketed wine tasting and shopping event in a dozen of your favorite stores. You’ll pair holiday shopping with reserve wines and gourmet hors d’oeuvres for a fabulous spree. Think Duckhorn, Ferrari Carano, Chateau St. Jean, Trefethen and Stags Leap with treats from Charleston's best restaurateurs and caterers. From 4:00 to 7:00 PM on King Street, where else? Sponsored by Spoleto Festival USA, and the souvenir wine glass is yours to keep.
Indaco on Upper King Street will be hosting a Cru Night in Charleston on October 15th. Restaurants across the country will be participating in this month's Cru Night by pouring glasses of delicious Falesco Montiano Merlot.
Enjoy Indaco's traditional Italian cuisine set in a trendy, loft type space. Pair one of their signature pasta dishes with the wine of the night. Don't miss out! Call 843.727.1228 to make your reservation today.
Napa Valley's Neyers Vineyards and winemaker Tadeo Borchardt will be hosting a special “Meet the Maker” Wine Dinner at The Macintosh on Tuesday, May 20 starting at 6:30PM. Borchardt, named by San Francisco Chronicle in 2013 as a “winemaker to watch” has been creating an impressive range of wines and is best known for his Zinfandel, Mourvedre and Syrahs.
Neyers Vineyards sits in the heart of Napa Valley. The practice of organic farming, hand-harvesting and limited yields shows their commitment to producing quality wines. Most of the processes for making the wine at Neyers’ is time consuming and expensive but the end result produces levels of richness and complexity normally missing by those who don’t.
The dinner at The Macintosh will feature five courses paired with wines including the 2012 Carneros Chardonnay, 2010 Napa Valley Merlot, 2010 Vista Luna Beach Ranch Zinfandel, and 2010 Neyers Ranch-Conn Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
The dinner is $85 per person plus tax and gratuity. Space is limited and to make reservations, call 843-789-4299.
Famed Sicilian chef-instructor Fabrizia Lanza will be visiting Charleston during the kick-off to the 2014 Spoleto Festival USA. During her visit she will host a special dinner paired with paired with Tasca d'Almerita wines on the patio at IndacoWednesday, May 21 starting at 6:30PM.
The four course dinner will be a collaboration between Lanza and Chef Michael Perez. Together they will offer dishes like Panelle, Ravioli Stuffed with a Seasonal Vegetables, Stewed Rabbit, Seasonal Garden Greens and a Biancomangiare. Wines featured at the dinner include Regaleali Bianco, Leone, Lamuri and Diamante.
Fabrizia Lanza is the author of Olive, A Global History and the Cookbook Coming Home to Sicily: Seasonal Harvests and Cooking at Case Vecchie. She is also the successor to the renowned kitchen and garden at the Anna Tasca Lanza Cooking School in rural Sicily. There she instructs cooking lessons along with a five-day educational “Food and Culture” workshop. Visitors include famous chefs such as Julia Child, Jamie Oliver, and Alice Waters.
Joe Pasta will reopen Friday, March 15 at 4:00 PM after a small fire damaged the restaurant February 26. Known for affordable Italian specialties and sidewalk dining, Joe Pasta has anchored the corner at King Street and John since 1998.
"While the fire was a definite setback, it's just another bump in the road on Joe Pasta's long lasting journey. We're working hard to reopen bigger, better, stronger than ever," said Joe Pasta owner Harrison Edelson. Edelson is known in the community for his support of Chief Gregory Mullen's Responsible Hospitality Group, the Muscular Dystrophy Association and charities served by the Cooper River Bridge Run Taste of the Race.
In January, Joe Pasta's much-loved bartender Serjei Cahuantzi was killed in a car accident on I-526 by an alleged drunk driver. His loss has been widely felt in Charleston's food and beverage community.
Join The Macintosh for An Evening With Eileen Crane, Monday, March 11th at 6pm. Eileen is the Napa Valley winery, Domaine Carneros, winemaker and co-founder. Domaine Carneros wines will be featured along with recommended menu pairings.
Reservations are recommended. Call The Macintosh at (843) 789-4299 and please note your interest in the Domaine Carneros Event when making your reservations.
These merchants participate in the Parking with Purchase Program. They want to treat you like the VIP you are, and will validate an hour or more of parking at any City of Charleston parking garage when you shop or dine with them.