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Whole Foods Market toasts summer with Master Sommelier’s seasonal wine list

Company’s in-house expert curates 11 wines for “Sommelier Selects” program, all less than $18

AUSTIN, Texas (May 31, 2017) - Today, Whole Foods Market is launching a new “Sommelier Selects” program in stores, featuring wines curated for the season by the retailer’s Master Sommelier, Devon Broglie. Beginning with bottles for summer, Devon picked each wine to pair exceptionally well with the flavors of the season and offer exciting, foolproof choices for shoppers.

These choices are all less than $18 for a 750 mL bottle, with the exception of a special 1.5 L Magnum of rosé. The “Sommelier Selects” list also highlights leading wine trends like large-format bottles, high-quality canned sangria and chillable reds.

Whole Foods Market is the only national retailer with a Master Sommelier, and Broglie is one of only 236 people in the world to hold the title. Devon’s “Sommelier Selects” include:

Le Pillon Gascogne - “So good, we bought it all! It’s like biting into a freshly picked green apple.”

Bieler Family Daisy Pinot Grigio Blend - “This is THE white wine lover’s wine. Intense, peachy, racy. Perfect outside with ceviche or fish tacos.”

El Terrano Albariño - “You can’t find this anywhere else. Zippy, fresh. Yes to paella, grilled shrimp or tapas.”

West Side Wine Co. Chardonnay - “Pairs with beach blankets! Pineapple and vanilla, touch of spritz. Sip it cold, right out of the can.”

Charles & Charles Rosé - “Ten glasses of wine in each magnum — party on! Spicy, floral, fresh berries. I like it with Mediterranean food… or fried chicken.” To celebrate National Rosé Day on June 10, this wine will be on sale for $5 off that day.

Monterustico Piemonte Rosso - “Amazing quality from one of the best producers out there. Intense structure. More, please.”

OTWC (Oregon Trails Wine Company) Pinot Noir - “Grilling salmon? This is your go-to. Rosemary, plum and just a hint of cherry cola.”

Bodini Cielo Rojo Red Blend - “We had to buy it all! Rich and fruity. Incredible with carne asada or grilled sausage.”

Ancient Peaks Cabernet Sauvignon - “You can put this up against way more expensive wines any day. A classic Paso Robles cab — dense, ripe, toasty. Yes with flank steak.”

Vacanze Italiane Prosecco - “A Sparkler for Fourth of July! Peach and apricot notes are off the charts. Perfect summertime refresher.”

Begonia Sangria - “Going on a boat this summer? You need this. Fruity, easy drinking and fun. Everything you want from sangria.”

These bottles will be featured at all Whole Foods Market stores throughout the summer, and a new “Sommelier Selects” list will be available during the winter holidays.


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