Sandestin Wine Festival continues tradition as area's top wine event

Published: Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 04:05 PM.

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Beyond the celebrities, organizers recently announced the addition of two major wine industry players at the upcoming event.

ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, the largest fine wine and spirits retailer in Florida with more than 145 stores, will pour special wine selections. This involvement complements ABC’s Panhandle expansion, and their focus on education and providing fine customer service. Just recently, the 77-year-old company announced Destin and Panama City will be ABC’s first expansion west of Tallahassee. Construction is expected to start late summer/early fall, with the stores opening in early 2014

The Sandestin Wine Festival is also pleased to announce that entwine™ Wines, will be the featured wine for the Coastal Living Magazine Cooking Stage. Food Network partnered with Wente Vineyards, America’s oldest continuously operated family-owned winery, to create entwine. Food Network’s culinary team works directly with fifth generation wine maker Karl Wente to make these signature wines delicious — on their own and paired with delicious dishes.

Proceeds will be donated to The Fisher House, a worthwhile organization that provides free or low cost lodging to veterans and military families receiving treatment at military medical centers.

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