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Charleston Food + Wine My Top Picks

Mar 7, 2011

On Saturday I headed to the Charleston Food and Wine Grand Tent Tasting. I went with one of my best girlfriends, Alissa. We left the men at home for a ladies only afternoon out. Let me tell you we really lived it up. Sometimes girls only afternoons are the best! Alissa and I started with some delicious Prosecco at her house before and then headed to the festival. We ran into my girl Caycee waiting in the Margarita line and had a blast as always with her! I highly recommend this festival to all my local friends, it was a fabulous time!

We tasted so many delicious wines, but these were by far my favorites:


This was seriously delicious Prosecco and it only retails for around $9.99


This red wine was so rich and tasty. It retails for about $11.99


Both wines were delicious in their own aspects.

4) I forgot to actually grab the sheets on these two wines but they were my favorites, hence the only cell phone pic I snapped of the bottles. Wish I had more details but at this point in the evening I was just thinking about where my next sample of wine was coming from! At least you can see the labels and look for them at your Grocery or Wine Store.

** Almost all of the Vendors said the wines could be found at Harris Teeter, Piggly Wiggly or Whole Foods. Please don’t judge if you try these wines and hate them. I tried probably 40 different wines so my judgement was probably off towards the end of the evening:)**

Happy Monday!



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  1. Mmmm. Sounds like fun, and ya'll look cute. I have to say, the After Hours party Saturday night wasn't nearly as much fun as the opening night Thursday… just a heads up šŸ™‚

  2. Bud and Leo says:

    What a fun ladies afternoon out! Makes me miss Napa! Thanks for the wine suggestions šŸ™‚

  3. Sara Mueller says:

    I love food & wine festivals. You look great!

  4. KatiePerk says:

    Such fun! Great picture!!

  5. Time off with the girls and wine tasting??? Sounds amazing! And how cute are you ladies? (c: Happy Monday!

  6. Fun! I'm so happy to know of a delish and affordable Prosecco, since I practically fainted when the bottle I wanted at Whole Foods was $70. Phew!

  7. Alicia xoxxo says:

    Sounds like my kind of afternoon! Of course, not right now, but after the first week of July hopefully! Thanks for the wine suggestions! I will have to keep these in mind for later! šŸ™‚

  8. Lisa Fergus says:

    What a fun afternoon! I'm thinking I may have to try a few of these…. šŸ˜‰


  9. all i have to say is YUM šŸ™‚ and i love your cute grey top!


  10. Molly says:

    Sounds like a great time! No Food & Wine Festival for me this year, due to work. The Prosecco looks delish.

    Love your blog!

  11. Jill says:

    an afternoon sipping wine with your girlfriends sounds absoutely perfect!!

    Loved your post on Scout!!

  12. Michaela says:

    You always look so cute! So do your adorable girl friends (:
    I'll have to keep this in mind when I turn 21 haha…confession: my dad has let me try wine before at dinner and just can't stand it. I've heard it's an "aquired" taste (:

  13. Megan says:

    sounds like the perfect afternoon; girl friends and bubbles are the best!!

  14. Girl dates are the best when you have babies! Add in the yummy bubblies and you're in heaven. What a fun afternoon! šŸ™‚