Whole Foods Market® Unwraps Its Top 10 Holiday Wines

November 4, 2010

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — ‘Tis the season to stock up on your favorite sparklers, winter whites and ripe reds to take the winter chill off without breaking the holiday budget. Whole Foods Market (Nasdaq: WFMI) has once again scoured the wine world to find some of the best wines for around $20 or less for its Top 10 Holiday Wines program.

The company invites shoppers and wine enthusiasts to taste and tweet some holiday cheer during its first-ever Twitter Tasting on Wednesday, November 17. At 7 p.m. EST, Whole Foods Market national wine buyers Doug Bell and Geof Ryan will taste and tweet about six wines from the Top 10 Holiday Wine list. Additionally, Whole Foods Market and Snooth.com are partnering to offer a contest to win a VIP trip to California wine country.

“Our holiday wine line-up is our best ever so far. There is something for every wine lover to enjoy with family and friends and what better way to jump start the season than tasting and learning about these wines together,” said Bell.

Here are Whole Foods Market’s Top 10 Holiday Wines:

De Chanceny Cremant Loire – French bubbly easily compared to Champagne three times the cost

Romerhof Riesling – apple and pear notes and a crisp finish

Chalone Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc - tropical fruit notes with a hint of lemon zest and grapefruit

Simmonet-Febvre Saint-Bris – refreshing minerality and citrus zest notes

Earthstone Chardonnay* – spicy vanilla touch and bright apple notes

Louis Latour Pouilly-Fuisse – round, full herbal fruitiness with crisp acidity

Dievole Dievolino Sangiovese Di Toscana – lively, ruby red with a hint of juniper

Estancia Pinot Noir – ripe blueberry, black cherry and plum flavor, balanced by creamy vanilla

Bubo Old Vine Zinfandel – rich flavors of plum, blackberry, pepper and chocolate

Paso A Paso Tempranillo* – floral, deeply colored with huge flavor

Bodegas Castano Hecula Monastrell* – bold, elegant red wine with pleasant tannins

Valley of the Moon Syrah – soft and silky with concentrated dark berry fruit with earth and spice notes

*Produced by vineyards with organic and/or sustainable farming methods

For more information about recipe pairings, the Twitter Tasting and featured wines and Snooth.com contest, visit WholeFoodsMarket.com/wine.

    Contact:   Ashley Hawkins, Whole Foods Market
               (512) 542-0381

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