May 31, 2013 - After taking a year off, the Txakoli Celebration returned “to its roots” and returned to Charleston with an event Thursday night at King Dusko. Txakoli, pronounced cha-co-LEE, is a slightly sparkling, very dry white wine produced in the Spanish provinces of the Basque Country and is the quintessential wine of tapas bars in that region. This year’s event aimed to tie in all cultural aspects of Basque, from music to food, art to drink. Cory Burke of the Green Door prepared foods inspired by traditional Basque cuisine while winemaker Ignacio Ameztoi poured samples and showed folks how to drink out of the porron (a glass wine pitcher). There was also Basque-inspired games like “Farmers and Fishermen,” a porron drinking contest, music by Andre Tamers and more. Proceeds from the event benefitted Charleston Waterkeepers.