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Whole Foods Market(R) Unwraps Its Top 10 Holiday Wines in Anticipation of Perfect Pairings and Seasonal Toasts

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Tis’ the season for festive holiday parties, cozy fireside nights and delightfully decadent dinners. Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ:WFM) has curated a top-notch selection of winter wines at a range of prices that will make meals memorable and harried hostesses happy.

This year’s Top 10 Holiday Wines showcases a wide variety of wines from a perfect-for-turkey-and-ham silky Sonoma County pinot noir to a French chardonnay-viognier with a round, fruity softness that pairs well with yams and cranberry.

“We’ve assembled a group of wonderful seasonal whites and reds that offer something for every occasion and pocket book,” said Doug Bell, global beverage buyer for Whole Foods Market. “Whether you are looking for an inexpensive red to gift neighbors and friends or an organically grown Italian to pair with an intimate cocktail party, Whole Foods Market has you covered.”

For the first year ever, the company’s wine experts are casting the spotlight on Grower Champagnes, which means the same people who tend the vineyards and grow the grapes also make the Champagne. Whole Foods Market will be featuring a very special sparkler that displays the craftsmanship of these handmade wines.

“While there’s been customer interest for some time about these Champagnes, we feel the holidays are the perfect time to celebrate the Grower Champagne movement, and introduce our shoppers to this beautiful Champagne, Gaston Chiquet,” said Devon Broglie, M.S., associate global beverage buyer for Whole Foods Market. “The difference between these artisan wines made by dedicated farmers and more widely consumed sparklers is the difference between a slice of American cheese and a farmstead blue from Point Reyes. We can’t wait for shoppers to taste the difference.”

Featured holiday wines include:

  • Pizzolato Pinot Grigio
  • Globerati Sauvignon Blanc
  • Louis Latour Duet Chardonnay-Viognier
  • Sea Pines Russian River Chardonnay
  • Coppola Sonoma County Pinot Noir
  • Bodegas Belgrano Malbec
  • Leyenda del Castillo Rioja
  • Bubo Cabernet Sauvignon
  • H&G Priorat
  • Charles and Charles Merlot
  • Gaston Chiquet Champagne

Whole Foods Market invites wine enthusiasts 21 and older to tweet about these wines during Twitter Tastings on Nov. 13 and Dec. 4 from 7-8 p.m. CT using #WFMwine.

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