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11th Annual Blessing of the Vines 

When: Sat., Nov. 9, 12 p.m. 2013
Phone: (843) 559-6867
Price: $10
www.charlestonwine.com
The grapes have all been harvested, and now all we can do is enjoy the fruit of other people’s labor with a glass of wine and a toast to next year — complete with a priest from St. John’s Episcopal Church on Johns Island who will bless the grape vines at Irvin-House. “We’ve finished our harvest and now we’re getting blessed for a happy and productive season next year,” says Irvin-House’s Fran Collins. “I don’t know about other vineyards, but it’s something we’ve always done.” In the past there’s been a cook-off, and this year has one too but with a new twist, moving from a public showing to a shrimp and grits competition between five Johns Island chefs. The Jefferson Coker Band will be playing wine drinking tunes, and pony rides and face-painting will entertain the kids. There’ll be no need to drink on an empty stomach with food from Jim ‘N Nick’s BBQ, Stono Cafe, Tomato Shed Cafe, the Dulce Truck, and King of Pops.
— Amanda Merritt

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