Wine in the VI: Wente Vinyards and The Food Network
We are an island that is obsessed with The Food Network. It makes perfect sense living in a culinary paradise such as St. Croix where you can enjoy a gourmet experience from a beach bar, in the rain forest with a slow-down dinner, or at one of our many fine dining restaurants on island.
St. Croix is so passionate about food that we devote an entire week to celebrate it once a year in April at The St. Croix Food and Wine Experience. A week of elbowing up with famous chefs from around the corner and around the world tasting amazing dinners learning so much about farming, cooking and, of course, wine!
This month we are featuring a new wine that is a partnership between The Wente Family Vineyards and The Food Network - so exciting! The wines are called entwine and are being used to educate consumers about the benefits and beauty of pairing wine with your meals. What is not to like here?
The chardonnays, pinot grigios, merlots and cabernet sauvignons are all made by fifth-generation winemaker Karl Wente and they all have a little something added to them to make them sparkle like a touch of muscat in the pinot grigio to make it pop on your palette.
The wines will be showcased around island with different ideas for pairing your meals using indigenous ingredients. They also will be shown on The Food Networks Iron Chef America programs and in their magazines. It is an amazing effort to bring the magic of food and wine pairing to all!
You can follow entwine wines and Wente Vineyards on Facebook. There are many wonderful sites on Facebook that can help you learn more about wine every day. Some of our favorites are Benziger Family Winery ,The Bounty Hunter, The Wine Harlots, and Kevin Zraly. Cheers enjoy the entwine!