The Chandon Champagne and rosé flowed freely fueling the festival crowd at last night’s Charleston Wine + Food opening night party. Patrons rushed the tables of the touted chefs of Charleston.

Many of the visiting chefs had remaining nibbles long after hometown kitchen’s ran out — guess we just love our locals. On stage JD McPherson brought a rock and roll sound with grit and polish that could mimic the bounty of Lowcountry cuisine. If the same enthusiasm that was felt on opening night holds though to Sunday night, festival goers are in for a treat … and a hangover. Party on.

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