AUSTIN, Texas (June 4, 2018) – Today, Whole Foods Market announced its annual Sommelier Best in Class Summer Wines. Devon Broglie, Master Sommelier, and Whole Foods Market’s team of global beverage buyers selected 12 wines that pair perfectly with a day at the pool, or your favorite foods for summer grilling season. These carefully chosen bottles offer delicious, foolproof choices for shoppers and they are all on sale for a limited time.

This summer’s selection includes Ramona Ruby Grapefruit Spritz, a canned wine from Italy made with natural ruby grapefruit and organic grape juice, offering shoppers a slightly sparkling off-dry, rose-colored wine spritzer that’s deliciously refreshing and not too sweet. Another delicious wine comes from Napa Valley, Criterion Chardonnay, featuring welcoming aromas of Meyer lemon, crisp apple and vanilla, entwined with flavors of ripe melon, pear, peach and a bright acidity that make it the perfect pairing for dishes like seafood paella or roasted pork. 

“We’ve been celebrating summer with a special set of great value wines for over a decade,” said Devon Broglie, Master Sommelier and Global Beverage Buyer for Whole Foods Market. “We’re thrilled to introduce this latest selection featuring some special wines from top producers around the world. Our team worked hard to curate a list of wines that pair well with summertime staples like burgers, tacos, BBQ and grilled seafood.”

Whole Foods Market is the only national grocery retailer with a Master Sommelier, and Broglie is one of only 249 people in the world to hold the title. The Sommelier Best in Class Summer Wines include:

  • Cloudveil Pinot Noir
  • Ramona Ruby Grapefruit
  • Presto Sparkling Rosé
  • Pool Boy Mediterranean Rosé
  • Orlana Vinho Verde
  • Les Costiéres de Pomerols Picpoul de Pinet
  • Giesen Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
  • Criterion Napa Valley Chardonnay
  • Santa Julia Tintillo
  • Gran Conti Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
  • Badenhorst Family Wines Secateurs Shiraz, Cinsault, Grenache
  • Textbook Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

These fine wines will be featured at these Whole Foods Market stores throughout the summer.