Wine Dinner | Shrimp-o-licious

Summer Shrimp and Wine Dinner

Wed. Aug. 29,

6:30 p.m.


Old Village Post House

101 Pitt St., Mt. Pleasant

(843) 388-8935

The Old Village Post House hosts its second shrimp dinner of the summer. The event begins with an hors d’oeuvres reception followed by a four-course meal with specially-paired wine and shrimp offerings. The shrimp is local and fresh, the ingredients the pick of the season, and the wines chosen by Maverick Southern Kitchens beverage director Patrick Emerson. Need a tongue teaser? How about pancetta-wrapped shrimp with local fig and port wine reduction, paired with Parxet Pinot Noir Rose Cava NV, from Spain. That’s just the appetizer. Reservations are required, space is limited. The $68 a head includes tax and tip. The first event in July was a sell-out, so get your tickets fast. —Liz Robinson WEDNESDAY

Charleston Tea Plantation Tours
America’s only tea plantation, now owned by R.C. Bigelow, is open to visitors. Take a narrated bus tour of the fields and see how tea is made, talk to tea experts, and sample American Classic Tea. Each Sun. 12-4 p.m. and Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Charleston Tea Plantation, 6617 Maybank Hwy. (843) 559-0383.

Thoroughbred Club Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea with all the trimmings; reservations strongly suggested. Each Mon.-Sat. 1-4 p.m. $22/Classic Charleston, $27/South of Broad. Thoroughbred Club, 205 Meeting St. Charleston Place Hotel. (843) 722-4900 x7689.

Beer Tasting

Sample four high-gravity beers and enjoy specials on cheese plates. Each Thurs. 5-7:30 p.m. $5. O’Hara & Flynn, 1640 Palmetto Grande Dr. (843) 216-1916.

Earth Fare Musical Benefit

Earth Fare hosts a musical cookout with Chef Kim’s grilled pork plate for $5 and live entertainment by musicians Dr. Steve and Skye Paige. Fri. Aug. 31, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (843) 769-4800.

Wholly Cow Photo Sale Benefit

Throughout the month of August Wholly Cow Ice Cream & Espresso Bar, in conjunction with Fotos for Humanity and the Circular Congregational Church, will be exhibiting and selling photographs in support of the New Orleans Project. Through Aug. (843) 216-5991.

Charleston Farmers Market

Every Saturday, the market features the finest local produce, plants, flowers, and herbs along with food, fine art and crafts, and live entertainment. Each Sat. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Through Dec. 16. Marion Square, Calhoun and King. (843) 724-3746.

Wine Lover’s Happy Hour

Wine flights of five different wines of varying themes. Each Tues.-Sat. 5-7 p.m. $5 for 5 (2 oz. pours). Amuse, 1720 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. (843) 573-8778.

Arlaana Wine Tastings

Tasting of wines from around the world accompanied by hors d’oeuvres. Each Wed. 6-8 p.m. $20. Arlaana Restaurant, 259 Seven Farms Dr. (843) 471-2400.

Wine & Art Pairing

WINEDINEWINE pairs wine with the art of local artist Ryn Henry. Sample sparkling, white and red wines and taste artisanal cheeses and sweets. RSVP to Shea at Wed. Aug. 29, 6 p.m. $15, $20/nonmembers. O’Hara & Flynn, 1640 Palmetto Grande Dr. (843) 810-0088.

Wine Tasting

Sample wines from local distributors twice a week. Call for details. Each Mon. Thurs. 5-7 p.m. $5. Avondale Wine and Cheese, 813B Savannah Highway. (843) 769-5444.

Around the World Wine Tasting

Sample wines from around the world. Each Fri. 5-7 p.m. $5. O’Hara & Flynn, 1640 Palmetto Grande Dr. (843) 216-1916. 160 E. Bay St. (843) 534-1916.

In Good Tastings
Informal weekly wine event. Each Fri. 5-7 p.m. $1. In Good Taste, 1901 Ashley River Road. (843) 763-5597.

Flight Night

Sample varying flights of wine, focusing on Spanish flavors. Tues. $12-$25. Raval, 453 King St. (843) 853-8466.

Passport to the World of Wine

Post-Labor Day wine tasting featuring wines from all over the world. Also, learn more about membership opportunities at the S.C. World Trade Center, and welcome new members. Tue., Sept. 4, 5-7 p.m. Free. Charles II Art Gallery, 2 Queen St. (843) 852-9880.

Biology, Beer, & A Five-Course Meal
Megan Westmeyer of the S.C. Aquarium’s Sustainable Seafood Initiative and Carolina’s Exec. Chef Jeremiah Bacon present a dinner of local sustainable seafood paired with local beer from Palmetto Brewing Co. Westmeyer will lead a presentation, and Bacon’s five-course menu will feature littleneck clam ragout, Szechuan peppercorn shrimp, grilled wahoo, and pan-roasted wreckbass. Wed. Aug. 29, 7-9 p.m. $65. Carolina’s, 10 Exchange St. (843) 724-3800.

Summer Wine Strolls

Stroll America’s oldest landscaped gardens and sample a variety of summer wines. Stay for dinner and get a complimentary dessert. Wed. 5:30-7 p.m. $5. Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Road (843) 556-6020.

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