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Txakoli (pronounced cha-co-LEE) is the quintessential wine of tapas bars in the Basque region of Spain.
Beautifully uncomplicated, low in alcohol, consummately refreshing and spritely, Txakoli is the perfect wine to pair with the sultry Charleston summer and locally-focused seafood fare. "Txakolina is an experiential kind of wine; it is about more than just the wine, it's about the totality of the experience. It is the food, the ocean and its people all brought together in a liquid form," writes Andre Tamers, importer and Txakoli revolutionary.
Next Wednesday, August 24th at 6 p.m., the 5th chapter in the saga of celebration of this wine and culture that manifested in Charleston in 2007 will return to Upper King St. This year, The Indigo Road will host the event at their newest hotspot, The Cocktail Club. Four distinct Txakolis will be served by the bottle or glass, and especially by porrons. Traditional Basque-inspired tapas of local seafood will be prepared by Chef Ben Dennis to accompany the Txakoli. Special reduced pricing on Txakoli is available for the event only and the food will be served in a fixed price, tapas style.
The Cocktail Club is located at 479 King Street downtown. No reservations are required, and there's no cover charge.