Top-notch Summer Wines at Easy-to-Swallow Prices

May 25, 2011

AUSTIN, Texas, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Summer may have you daydreaming about an exotic vacation, whether it’s lounging on the sun-drenched coast of southern France, hiking Argentina’s foothills, or diving into the clear waters of Greece. With Whole Foods Market’s Top 10 Summer Wines, you can settle into summer with a bottle of wine to enjoy a taste of travel on a budget without leaving the backyard.

“New World” meets “Old World” with Whole Foods Market’s Top 10 Summer Wines, priced under $20.

“From alternative whites and off-dry reds to classic Cotes du Rhone wines, these wines are perfect for sipping poolside, pairing with grilled foods and sparking conversation with friends,” said Geof Ryan, global co-wine buyer for Whole Foods Market.

Below are the Top 10 Summer Wines, five* of which have been sourced directly by Whole Foods Market:

    Elios Mediterranean White
    Dry Greek white, mineral notes and citrus on nose

    Innovac!on Torrontes Pinot Grigio*
    Liter-sized bottle holds irresistibly floral, tart
     Argentina white, hints of peach

    Allan Scott Millstone Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc*
    Elegant New Zealand white tastes of ripe grapefruit

    Vega Sindoa Viura Chardonnay
    Full-bodied Spanish favorite, crisp acidity

    Simi Chardonnay
    Sonoma County Chardonnay, apple and pear notes

    Cupcake Red Velvet
    Slightly sweet California red, plum and spicy
     strawberry jam

    Andes Crossing Malbec*
    Dense Argentina red, jam and spice with hints of
     dark cherries

    Perrin Nature Cotes du Rhone
    French red with cherry and blackberry, elegant

    Vitiano Cabernet Sauvignon Sangiovese*
    "Super Tuscan" with plum and black cherry notes

    Chateau Paradis Casseuil Bordeaux*
    French red, youthful notes of plum and cassis

    Evodia Old Vine Garnacha
    Complex Spanish favorite, strawberry preserves and
     black raspberry flavors

    Presto Moscato Dolce
    Delicate, sweet summer Italian sparkler, honeyed
     peach and apricot flavors

Shoppers are invited to a Twitter Tasting June 9 from 7 – 8 p.m. CT when company wine buyers will lead a virtual tasting of six of the summer wines.

Join the fun online with selected wines (wholefoodsmarket.com/wine) with @WFMWineGuys and #WFMWine or check with stores for events. For a chance to win cheese and wine to host a wine tasting party, correctly answer one of our wine trivia questions tweeted from @WholeFoods. One winner is chosen daily from June 1-6**.

Photos at wholefoodsmarket.com/pressroom/photo-gallery.

**No purchase necessary. Must be 21. Prizes awarded as Whole Foods Market gift cards, which winners may use to redeem at their discretion.

Contact: Ashley.Hawkins@wholefoods.com

SOURCE Whole Foods Market

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