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In The New Year Spirit: Firefly Distillery and Irvin~House Vineyards Continue Pouring In January

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As we say farewell to 2014, Firefly Distillery and Irvin~House Vineyards are proud to announce that for the first time ever, they will remain open the month of January in 2015. Since their inception, the vineyard and distillery closed every January for annual maintenance but due to popular demand, they will continue pouring their local spirits and wines. They will be closed January 1 for the New Year’s Holiday but will reopen Friday, January 2, 2015. 




Regular hours at the vineyard are Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Regular hours at the Firefly Distillery are Tuesday - Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or a blanket to relax on the expansive lawn. Tastings in the Firefly Distillery and Irvin~House Vineyard winery are only $6.00 to taste 6 of 25 flavors of Firefly Spirits and $5.00 to taste 5 wines. Patrons will receive complimentary glasses during both tastings. Pets are allowed but must be leashed, and no coolers please.

The famous…

Giving Thanks for Your Health! Blue Barn Juice Offers Post-Thanksgiving Community Cleanse

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Thanksgiving is a holiday to spend time with family and feel grateful for all of our blessings - including our bodies. To help cleanse your body after the Thanksgiving holiday, The Blue Barn Juice Company is taking pre-orders for their Pick Up Community Cleanse happening Monday through Wednesday after Thanksgiving, December 1 - 3, 2014.

All orders must be placed via online ordering by Saturday, November 28 or by calling the Blue Barn headquarters located at 1537 Ben Sawyer Boulevard in Mount Pleasant at 843-471-0627. Delivery is available for an additional charge.


The Community Cleanse (#Communitycleanse) was recently completed by the staff of South Carolina Federal Credit Union and is a great way to jumpstart your body after any holiday.


According to the Calorie Control Council, the average American consumes more than 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day alone. Whether you’re a beginner or avid cleanser, a cleanse gives your body a break from all the sugars, toxins and carbs that find …

Sip While You Shop at Holiday Open House at Irvin-House Vineyards and Firefly Distillery

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All of the excitement and stress of the holiday season is here. With many scurrying about fulfilling Christmas shopping lists, they’re also planning ways to entertain family and friends. Instead of shopping the “big box” chain stores, escape to Charleston’s only winery, Irvin-House Vineyards and Charleston’s first and largest distillery, Firefly Distillery, for their annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 13 from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m


Food, hot mulled wine, local crafts and live music will get you into the Christmas spirit.


This annual festive event will have local vendors selling delightful seasonal gifts, and shoppers over the age of 21 will receive a complimentary glass of our homemade, hot mulled wine. While shopping, guests can enjoy the musical sounds of The Plantation Singers, enjoy the tastes of Stono Café and enjoy a picture with Santa under the oaks starting at 3:30 p.m.



If you’re in need of the perfect gift, the Firefly Distillery and Irvin-House Winery will hav…

Germain Dermatology Sparkle Party 2014

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Thanks to everyone who made the Germain Dermatology Sparkle Party a success! To see more photos of the 2014 Sparkle Party, visit here! See you next year. 



























A Stress Free Thanksgiving with Cru Catering

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Thanksgiving is a holiday where people come together to give thanks and celebrate, but often the stress that comes with preparing the Thanksgiving meal can be overwhelming. Send that stress packing and enjoy a relaxing holiday with Cru Catering’s Thanksgiving Dinner Pick Up Menu
The full menu is $35.00 per person plus tax. Orders are a four person minimum and must be placed by 12:00 p.m. on Saturday November 22 . All orders can be placed by calling (843) 534-2433 or emailing Jill Christy at Jill@CruCatering.com. Delivery and a la carte options are available. 
 It’s as easy as placing an order, picking it up the day before Thanksgiving - Wednesday, November 26 before 3:00 p.m. -  and heating the dishes when you’re ready to eat.Heating instructions will be included providing you a fool-proof, delicious meal without the hassle. 

Cru Catering’s Thanksgiving dinner will include: Sweet Tea Brined Turkey (dark and light meat), Southern Cornbread Stuffing with Country Ham, Homemade Giblet Grav…

Halloween Bash at The Rusty Rudder Mount Pleasant

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It’s all treats this Halloween as The Rusty Rudder Mount Pleasant hosts its first Halloween Bash on Friday, October 31 at 8:00 p.m..  Located at 3563 N. Hwy 17, ghouls and goblins can enjoy live music from Disco Lemonade, spooktacular drink specials featuring Malibu, Kahlua and Jameson liquors, $3.00 Corona specials, full and late night menu plus the chance to win up to $1000 in cash and prizes for Best Costume. Tickets can be purchased in advance on location for $20 or for $25 at the door. The first 100 guests will receive a special Halloween Treat. 


In addition to the live music, cocktails and specials, guests can try their hand at the Mad Hatter toss, bobbing for apples and a costume contest with categories including:  Best Costume, Most Original Costume and Best Group/Couple Costume. Prizes will range from $1000 in cash prizes to gift cards, apparel and more. 

What: Halloween Bash At The Rudder 
When: Friday, October 31 at 8:00 p.m.
Where: The Rusty Rudder Mount Pleasant, 3563 North H…

Say Hello To Fall at Irvin~House Vineyard’s 12th Annual Blessing of the Vines Festival

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Praying for a bountiful harvest for more than a decade, Irvin~House Vineyards invites the public to the 12th Annual Blessing of the Vines Festival on Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m, located at 6775 Bears Bluff Road on Wadmalaw Island. Guests can witness the blessing of the muscadine grapevines by Father Greg Snyder. This centuries-old tradition is used by vineyards from around the world to celebrate the new harvest, robust vines and savory grapes. The event is open to the public, admission is $10.00 per car and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Frierson Elementary After School Program and The Center for Women.


Enjoy live music from One Kool Blow and food by Food by Hello! My Name is BBQ, Rollin' South, Stono Cafe' and King of Pops.

This year, local Johns Island restaurants will compete in the ”Souper Bowl” to benefit Frierson Elementary School. By purchasing a ticket, visitors can vote for their favorite soup created by chefs from Fat Hen, Swe…

Get Ruddered at Mount Pleasant's newest hotspot The Rusty Rudder

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Nelwater Consulting is proud to add The Rusty Rudder Mount Pleasant to our family. Opened in June 2014 by Brian Johnston and Eric Paul. The Rusty Rudder Mount Pleasant is the sister restaurant of The famous Lake Norman Rusty Rudder. They have great food, live music and an amazing patio!





And their food is delicious ~ just look at some of these..










Happy Hour includes:

$4.00 All house liquors (excludes all specialty drinks, additional charges for Red Bull). 4pm-7pm
$4 House wine from 4pm-7pm
$ $1.00 off all Bottled Beers from 4pm-7pm

And It's a great place for kids! Serving up Kraft Mac & Cheese... (the adults order the delicious Lobster Mac & Cheese) kids feel right at home. Look at Grayson digging in on a recent Lowcountry Fall day. She loves The Rudder!

So check them out at 3563 N. Hwy 17 Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466 today!