Charleston Wine & Food Festival kicks it off and mixes it up

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The 3rd Annual Festival Mixologist Competition, presented by Van Gogh Imports, is open to the public for the first time and serving up libations from an array of local bartenders.

Social Restaurant + Wine Bar will host the competition next Monday, January 10th,  from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase here for $15.

Guests will sample each cocktail while hors d'oeuvres are served. A winner will be chosen and announced that evening, based upon popular vote by a panel of judges and guests.

For more information about the BB&T Charleson Wine + Food Festival, being held March 3-6, 2011, pop over here.