A friend recently suggested that I check out a wine bar called How Art Thou Café.  Located on James Island, it features local artists as well as a fairly extensive wine list, coffee, juices, and a light food menu.  The café also hosts Friday evening wine tastings to benefit local charities.  Last night’s was in support of Our Lady of Mercy Outreach, an organization that provides health, education and outreach services to local families in need.  Enjoying some wine are Deborah LaRoche, the Executive Director, with friends Holly and Autumn.

Trish Digliodo of Vidalco and Holly Roberson

Vidalco, a Charleston based wine distributor, provided the wine for the tasting.  Included were a Portuguese sparkling wine and a wonderful Malbec, always a good choice on a chilly evening.  From How Are Thou’s wine list I tried Anne Amie 2008 Pinot Noir from Oregon and Puydeval Rouge 2010, a French blend.