A Basque wine celebration: 5th Annual Txak Blok Txarleston

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Txak BloK Txarleston (Tx is pronounced “cha” as in Tx(ch)arleston)

Txakoli, pronounced cha-co-LEE, is the quintessential wine of tapas bars in the Basque region of Spain. On 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 Street.

Beautifully uncomplicated, low in alcohol, consummately refreshing and spritely, Txakoli is the perfect wine to pair with the sultry Txarleston summer and local seafood focused 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.

This year, folks from the Indigo Road will host the event at their newest spot, 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 available for the event only and the food served at a fixed price, tapas style. 

There is no cover charge and no reservations.