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Wine Down on Main:

We are so happy to be a part of Main Street!

Originally posted on The Daily South:

Photo by Stacey Van Berkel

Photo by Stacey Van Berkel

For years, the stretch of road extending from the South Carolina State House was where senators mixed with shoppers and University of South Carolina students, where people from all over town came to dine and mingle. As people moved to the suburbs, buildings were shuttered.

But now, as Columbia residents reclaim downtown, the five blocks between Gervais and Blanding are back. Here, legislators and young professionals sip lattes and shop for holiday gifts side by side. Visit our top 10 spots along the now bustling street.

1. Uptown on Main
If you can monogram it, you can find it at this shop featuring linen handkerchiefs and baptism bonnets. In addition to personalized items, stock up on handwoven, palmetto-emblazoned bread baskets ($18) and Byrd’s Cheddar Biscuits ($14). 1204 Main Street; 803/661-7651

2. Drip on Main
Specializing in pour-over coffee ($2.25), this second location of the Columbia favorite is the perfect…

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January!

Hey Everyone!!

  We have an amazing month coming up!  First off it is the last month we will be featuring the amazing work of Andrew Thomas.  If you haven’t had a chance to check him out, you must come down to see it!

We will beginning off on the 16th with our first Wears Wednesday!  We will be featuring Leslie Alkire “It Works”. From 6pm-8:30pm  For more information please visit : https://lesliealkire.myitworks.com/Home

Then on the 30th, we will be bringing back Jessica from DeModa!  Come check out her new jewelry!  From 6pm-9pm  For more information please visit: http://www.demoda-accessories.com/default.html

Now to our upcoming tastings!!

On the 17th from 5:30 to 7:30, we will have a representative from Hedges and Trentadue!! We will be pouring 1 white, 3 reds, and 1 port for $12 per person!

Then on the 25th from 5:30 to 7:30, a representative from Aleph will be here to do a beer and wine tasting!  For information to come!  $10 per person!!

We wish you all a happy New Year and look forward to your visit!

New Years Eve!

Looking for something to do for New Years?? We will be doing heavy hors d’oeuvres, have amazing classical guitar music, and have 3 different price levels of Champagne starting at $18 a bottle. The cover is $15 a person and $20 a couple, this includes a champagne toast at midnight!! Call for reservations!

Hello Everyone!

We hope everyone is getting excited about fall, like we are, since it’s the best time to drink yummy reds!  
We have a whole lot coming up this month in November, so please come down and visit us and try out a tasting or two!!  
Also do not forget that wine, truffles, and gift certificates make wonderful gifts for anyone, friends and family alike!
NEW HOURS!! 
We now have the Soda City Farmers Markert in the 1500 block of Main every Saturday morning, so we are opening our doors at 8:30 am!
We will have fresh, hot coffee, muffins, mimosas, belinis, and bloody beer!

Happy Wine Drinking!

Native Art!

Here at Wine Down on Main, there will be aproxiamtely 21 Native Art pieces exhibited. The celebration of American Indian culture and intertribal Powwow culture is what these art images depict. Exhibiting will be artists from the “SC American Indian Arts Project”, including ART from various artists from the region…. Artists of the Eastern Cherokee, Southern Iroquois & United Tribes, About Face Artists, Winyah Indian People and area artist Will Moreau which consists of Paintings, Archival photographs,
Anthropological photographs, Native American Indian portraits; cultural traditions in action, dancers.
We will also host discussions on the films featured in this year’s festival.
For more information on the Native American 15th Annual Film Festival, please visit:
 http://www.cherokeesofsouthcarolina.com/Film-Festival/index.html
Once again we will have our table outside! So come visit us for your all First Thursday beverage needs!

Tastings!

November 8th: Taste of Italy!
1 white and 3 reds!
$12 per person (plus tax)

November 29th: Bubbles!!
Sparkling Tasting with Cupcakes!
$15 per person (plus tax)

For more information please check out our website and/or facebook page!

 

Wear’s Wednesday!

November 14th:  We will have Sassy’s Glassies!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/SassysGlassies

November 28th: We will have DeModa back!

http://www.demoda-accessories.com/default.html

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Hey Everyone! We are doing our next beer tasting this upcoming Thursday (9/20) from 5:30pm-7:30pm!  We have 4 amazing new Oktoberfest Biers for you to try out: Left Hand- Oktoberfest, Victory’s Festbier, Point’s Oktoberfest and Weyerbacher’s Imperial Pumpkin Ale!

A little information on Oktoberfest Biers and why you will love this style.  In the days before refrigeration, brewing was difficult or impossible in the warm summer months, and March was the time a big brew was made as a supply for summer.  This March or marzen beer was brewed to a fairly high gravity for protection against spoilage as it was stored away in cool cellars or caves.  At the end of the summer, when the new brewing season began, any beer left in storage was ceremoniously consumed.  The pouring of this special marzen coincided with the fall harvest festival, making for one big party.  The traditional German marzen is a medium-strong, reddish amber lager, with a malty body and aroma, which has been lagered, or conditioned, an unusually long time.

So please come and drop in for this long held German tradition!  We hope to see everyone there!

WEAR WEDNESDAY

“Wear Wednesday” starts tonight.  Random Catgirl is our first vendor to kick this off.  She will be showing jewelry, hair accessories, and more.  Come in and check it out.  And we will offer an additional 10% off if you purchase from her tonight.  See you soon!

Hey Everyone!

Tomorrow (Thursday 8/23) from 5:30 to 7:30 we will be doing a tasting of 4 amazing wines for only $12!!

We have 3 Italian wines: A Pinot Grigio, A Red Barone Nero, and A Cab Franc.

Then the last one will be from Portugal a Cabeco do Mocho!

So please come on down and wine down with us!!

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