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Definitely In Good Taste!

By Catherine | On Jan 29, 2012 | No Comments

Continuing my exploration of Charleston area wine shops and wine bars that I have never visited, I stopped in at In Good Tasteon Friday evening.  In Good Taste is a cozy shop that has been in business for over 25 years and is owned by Jacki Boyd.  The store offers wines, whole bean coffees, teas, cheeses, and an assortment of…

J. Christopher

Charleston Restaurant Week

By Catherine | On Jan 21, 2012 | No Comments

Charleston Restaurant Week is in full swing.  On Wednesday, a friend and I tried one of the city’s newer restaurants, The Grocery.  This is another eatery dedicated to serving fresh, locally sourced products.  It has a rather bare bones decor, which suits the building that houses it as well as its name. We selected J. Christopher 2009 Pinot Noir from Willamette…

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Great Little Wine Bar

By Catherine | On Jan 16, 2012 | 4 Comments

A friend recently suggested that I check out a wine bar called How Art Thou Café.  Located on James Island, it features local artists as well as a fairly extensive wine list, coffee, juices, and a light food menu.  The café also hosts Friday evening wine tastings to benefit local charities.  Last night’s was in support of Our Lady of…

McCrady's

Amazing Dinner

By Catherine | On Jan 5, 2012 | 1 Comment

McCrady’s Restaurant provided one of the most memorable dining experiences I have had anywhere in years last Friday.  It was so perfect, I just had to write about it.  My friend, Chip, and I were greeted warmly at the reception stand and immediately shown to our beautiful table in front of one of the room’s two enormous fireplaces.  We opted to order…

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Happy New Year!

By Catherine | On Jan 2, 2012 | No Comments

Happy 2012, friends and followers.  I hope your holidays were joyful.  For me, the month of December was filled with parties, great friends, family, and loads of good food and wine.  I am going to have to clean up my act for at least a month!  On Christmas Eve, my brother, sister-in-law, and I started the evening with a bottle…

In: Champagne


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