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  • Cacao’s Artisan Chocolate co-owners David Vagasky and Mark Gray are masters of the art and science of candy making—particularly when it comes to their popular chocolate sea-salt caramels. “And this recipe really is a science,” says Vagasky, noting that the chocolate must be heated to an exact degree, then tempered, or cooled on a flat surface to allow molecular realignment. Here, the chocolatiers share their method for crafting the candies. It’s a bit of a process, which makes the finished product a particularly sweet holiday gift

  • New leadership revamps the BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival

  • As the sommelier for the Peninsula Grill and its adjacent Champagne Bar, Dennis Perry knows bubbly––and he pours plenty of it during the holidays. “I love the season that spans Thanksgiving to New Year’s,” he says. “It’s the perfect time for toasting fellowship with Champagne and sparkling wines.” Read on for three of his favorite effervescent picks

  • David Vagasky and Mark Gray of Cacao’s Artisan Chocolate share their method

  • Our taste & tell guide to the latest F&B openings in Charleston

  • Should you sip white or red with a Thanksgiving feast? According to Bill Netherland, sommelier and wine director for Cypress, Blossom, and Magnolias, the body of the wine is more important than its color. “With turkey, I go for a bright, juicy profile with crisp acidity,” he says. “It could range from pinot gris to Beaujolais.” Here, his picks for every budget

  • Amy Robinette puts seasonal area produce to work in gorgeous cakes and pies, then peddles the goods via her dessert CSA

  • This summer, after seven years of studying at distilleries all over the globe, the former attorney opened Charleston Distilling Co. on Upper King. Here, get to know the man behind the spirits

  • Khi-Khi Milk Company’s cold coffee

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