Wine Preparedness Guide

BY CARRIE HIRSCH

Unlike hurricane preparedness, when filling the bathtub with water is highly recommended, wine preparedness does not require filling the bathtub with wine, although riding out a storm with a fine Bordeaux could be quite enjoyable. Unless Bacchus, the God of wine, is secretly sitting on your shoulder while dining there’s a chance you’re on your own when it comes to selecting from the wine list or bringing just the right bottle of bubbly to a party. No pressure, of course, but all eyes are on you!

Here are a few helpful steps you can take for wine preparedness: join a wine club, attend wine tastings at restaurants and other venues, then go to your local wine shop and ask questions - consider it a wine library where you can hit the bottle (and the books) and sample new and exciting wines.

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Experience Brazilian Rodizio

COWBOY BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE SPECIALIZES IN MEATS

SPECIAL TO FORK & FUN FROM HILTON HEAD MONTHLY

Offering grilled skewers of 16 types of meat all carved tableside and an extensive salad bar, Hilton Head Island’s Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse is an upscale all-you-can-eat experience in a contemporary setting. It’s located in the home of the former Robert Ivine’s Eat! in the Village at Wexford.

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Summer Drinks

BY CARRIE HIRSCH

TRANSFORMING THE COCKTAIL AND MORE

Flowers are the colorful paint that decorates nature’s canvas. But their beauty goes beyond their bright petals — essences of honeysuckle, lavender and elderflower have been making their way into cocktails, foods and beauty products. Flower-infused cocktails are popular on the bar scene, and creative mixologists are mixing up cocktails with floral essences and infusions and garnishing them with delicate edible flowers for dramatic presentation.

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Ready To Rock

ROCKFISH SEAFOOD & STEAKS SETS ITS SIGHTS ON AN ISLAND INSTITUTION

Happy hour is a Lowcountry tradition. On an island baked by the sun and surrounded by cool ocean waves, the entire day revolves around the moment we can cast off the shackles of the office and enjoy a nice cold drink in the sunshine.

So when a restaurant lays claim to the best happy hour, it’s not something we take lightly. That’s a line in the sand, a declaration of superiority that demands attention. Stacey Romoser of Rock Fish Steaks & Seafood at Bomboras knows this well. And yet, she stands firm:

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