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Edmund’s Oast Partners with McCarus Beverage Company to Host Special Six Course Tasting Menu Featuring the Wines of Forlorn Hope and Winemaker Matthew Rorick on Monday, April 13

Edmund’s Oast will partner with McCarus Beverage Company on Monday, April 13 starting at 6:00PM to host winemaker Matthew Rorick and a special six course tasting dinner on The Bower with his rare Forlorn Hope wines.

 California Winemaker Matthew Rorick believes very strongly that site and farming produces wine at its best. Matthew has a very light hand in the cellar as he takes a very natural approach as each of his “Rare Creatures” are focused on displaying the best expression of where the wine grapes are grown and how they are farmed. No new barrels are ever used in the Forlorn Hope cellar. Matthew received his degree in Viticulture and Enology from UC Davis and has worked on a variety of winemaking projects and collaborations. He started Forlorn Hope Wines in 2010 and the wines have just recently been available in South Carolina. This will be the first time Matthew has done a dinner in Charleston.

 The menu for this special dinner includes:

 Hors d’oeuvres:

 ‘Kirschenmann’ Pinot Gris 2013

 First Course:

Spring Vegetable Salad with Kefir Dressing

'Nodosaur' Viognier blend 2013

 Second Course:

Soft Pork Cracklings, fennel, tomato, grilled baguette, poached egg

'San Hercurmer delle Frecce' Barbera 2013

 Third Course:

Green Chili Posole, hominy, tomatillo, marrow

'The Faufreluches' Gewurztraminer 2013 (skin fermented)

Forth Course:

Sausage Fruits de Mer, Carolina Gold rice, charred rapini

'Sihaya' Ribolla Gialla 2013 & 'Sihaya' Ribolla Gialla 2012 (skin fermented)

 Fifth Course:

Citrus Tart, berry compote

'Ukiyo' Rosé 2013

 Sixth Course: Strawberry Terrine, buttermilk ice cream, poppy seeds

Counter Culture Drip Coffee

The dinner is $85 all inclusive and tickets can be purchase by visiting To learn more about Forlorn Hope Wines, visit