Food and wine make a delicious pair. And so have we.
entwine is the coming together of two extraordinary things. It's the coming together of perfectly balanced flavors. It's the coming together of food and wine. And it's the coming together of one of America's oldest wineries and the most trusted name in food: Wente Vineyards and Food Network.
Using a shared passion for food and wine as our guide, we?ve created wines that are delicious on their own, yet also work with the flavors of food to make any meal more enjoyable. In developing these signature wines, Food Network's culinary team worked hand in hand with Fifth Generation Winemaker Karl Wente during the blending process to ensure that each wine had its own distinct personality and flavor.
I like wine. I like wine very much, and like it even more when it enhances the food that I'm eating. I'm not talking about the leftover pizza I inhale while standing over the sink, or the cold remnants of a roast from an hour before...I mean a REAL meal- that is planned out and chosen to compliment my wine..or is it supposed to be vice versa?
What's that you say? You don't have time to do all that work? Well neither do I. Wouldn't it be great if there was a wine that came complete with a meal suggestion on the label or with a website? Look no further for assistance with entwine.The info is ON THE LABEL. How about that? You're at the store..picking up wine..what to make? Oh yeah- check the label..here's an idea right here!
To review I received the entwine Cabernet Sauvignon and their Pino Grigio. Both were delicious. I thought the cabernet tasted full, fruity but not overpowering- and soft with vanilla. Here is the entwine description:
Rich, fruity, and herbaceous ? like eating raspberry jam off of a sprig of thyme.
entwines with: blue cheese; burgers; cheese straws; creamed vegetables; roasted carrots; saut?ed mushrooms; and steak and potatoes.
For my meal I made a blue cheese burger with balsamic reduction and sauteed onions. I found the recipe via Always in Wonder..(she made it with chicken, I a burger) that I had been hanging onto for a while. Oh wow. They were out of this world good and the wine just made the meal complete.
As for the Pino Grigio- I'll be honest and say that I don't really drink this kind of wine much anymore. Most of the time they are a tad bit too sweet for me, and I end up having about a half glass and I'm through. I am delighted to say, however, that this Pino Grigio is GOOD. When deciding what to make with it, I peered at the label and read:
Crisp, refreshing, and citrusy, like a green apple drizzled with lime juice and honey.
entwines with: asian takeout; guacamole; ham; hor d'oeuvres; salty cheese; tropical fruit; and whitefish.
I made angel hair pasta with garlic, white wine and grilled shrimp. Please excuse the non professional food photo!
First, the pasta was delicious. My oh so picky toddler even liked it- which I could not believe. He, however, was not allowed to enjoy the Pino Grigio that I sipped along with our meal and doesn't know what he was missing.
I love that this wine is fruity, but not too sweet. Crisp and has that bite of pear I love so very much in my whites. I had so much fun going through their paring site- I know that I can trust this wine with company or if we are headed out to have dinner somewhere else and easily find a great dish to make. I am also now very curious about their Chardonnay and Merlot as well.
Overall, I was really pleasantly surprised with both of these wines and found the interactive website very helpful and informative. If nothing else..you really need to see some of these recipes on their website! That Macaroni and Three Cheeses with Garlic Breadcrumbs? YUM. I am very grateful to entwines for sharing their new wines with me, and look forward to enjoying them in the future!
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Buy It: You can purchase the line of entwines currently online only for $12.99 each. BUT- they are coming to a store near you! If you have a second, click their link and send them a note saying where you'd like to see them!