The 2012 BB&T Wine + Food Festival is here

Image by Jessica Crouch/Wine + Food Festival This year's poster.

The BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival officially begins its 2012 run today, March 1, and will go through Sunday, March 4.

Per usual, if you're just now buying your tickets, it's slim pickings, however tickets are still aplenty to the Sunday "locals" events around the culinary village -- you can check out the event list and ticket availability over here.

If you'd like more of an overview of the festival, I'll point you to Charleston Scene's post and there's of course the event website and our wiki topic page.