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Rusty Rudder Mt. Pleasant hosts All-Inclusive Party for the Big Game

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Touchdown, Carolina Panthers! The Carolina Panthers are Super Bowl bound and the Rusty Rudder Mt. Pleasant invites you to cheer on your home team at their all-inclusive Super Bowl 50 party on Feb. 7, kicking off at 4 p.m. at the Rusty Rudder Mt. Pleasant located at 3563 N. Hwy 17. This all-inclusive football extravaganza will include food from an exclusive Big Game menu, domestic beer, house liquor, house wine and live music from The Larry David Project 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased in advance at The Rusty Rudder Mt. Pleasant or by calling 843-388-3177. Guests can watch the game live with sound on multiple TVs indoors or outdoors on the expansive Rusty Rudder patio and tiki bar, equipped with heaters and a fireplace. The game is scheduled to be played on February 7, 2016, at 6:30 pm Eastern time at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. 

For those planning to watch the Big Game from the comfort of their own couch make sure to order delicious ga…

Palmetto Womens Health Package featuring the Mona Lisa Touch

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It’s A Shuckin’ Good Time at Firefly Distillery and Deep Water Vineyard's Fourth Annual Cork Shuckin’ Festival

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There’s nothing better than local, salty oysters in the Lowcountry winter. Grab your oyster knives for a shuckin’ good time under the oaks at Firefly Distillery and Deep Water Vineyard (previously Irvin~House Vineyards) Fourth Annual Cork Shuckin’ Festival on Saturday, February 6 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 6775 Bears Bluff Road on Wadmalaw Island. Admission is $5 per car.  



Patrons are encouraged to bring cash and credit for oysters, wine and Firefly spirits tastings. Oysters will be available and other Food Trucks will be on site including Coastal Crust, Gidget Gourmet, Linen's BBQ, and Sweet Lulu's Bakery. Guests are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the music of the Don Merkle and the Blacksmiths. 


This year, a new aspect has been added to the festival to heat up some competition and fun. A laser skeet shoot will be held in the field next to the distillery. A laser skeet shoot uses specially-modified laser shotguns, reusable targets, and an illum…

Raising Their Wine Glass for The Final Time: Irvin~House Vineyards Sold To New Family

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It’s with bittersweet emotions that Jim and Ann Irvin announce that their property and Charleston’s only winery, Irvin~House Vineyards, has been sold to the Freiwald family. Tastings and gatherings at the winery and Firefly Distillery will continue as normal. The Irvin family wish to thank everyone from around the world who made a special trip to their “little piece of heaven” and became a part of the vineyard family. They wish the Freiwald family well as they carry on the legacy of being Charleston’s only estate winery. 



Purchased in 2001 by newlyweds, Jim and Ann Irvin, the original land that would become Irvin~House Vineyards was a boarding area for a local carriage company. Together, they had a dream to create a vineyard growing muscadine grapes. Muscadines are the only grapes that will grow in the humid climate of the Lowcountry. So combined with the muscle of Ann’s son, Jay MacMurphy, who is currently the Firefly Master Distiller, the intricacy of Jim’s chemical and engineering i…