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June 15, 2017
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Whether you’re grilling by the pool, picnicking in the park or spending the day on the lake, try these personally curated wines that exemplify all the things that make summer unique, joyous and memorable.
February 16, 2017
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National Drink Wine Day is Saturday, February 18, and — unsurprisingly — I’m excited to open a bottle or two over dinner with friends. We want you to be able to do the same, so for one day only, all our Criterion Cellars wines are 20% off*. These wines are some of my favorites in the entire department — here’s why they’re special:
February 18, 2016
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If keeping up with the latest wine trends seems intriguing yet a tad intimidating, never fear! Our experts pulled together a list of all the rising stars in the wine world.
October 20, 2015
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Our beer slingers take their suds seriously at Whole Foods Market. Jackie Dodd of the award-winning blog The Beeroness shares what to know before you go. Plus we've got recipes for cooking and baking with beer when you return home.
September 24, 2015
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Whether you’re a craft beer aficionado or an average beer drinker looking to break out of a rut, our in-store beer specialists are always ready to make recommendations and chat about the latest trends.
September 17, 2015
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Have you ever enjoyed a bottle of beer or cider and pondered how that distinctive flavor would taste in a recipe? We have and the results are delicious!
September 10, 2015
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To help you partake of the time-honored Oktoberfest tradition, we asked for a few suggestions from Dave Ohmer, brewmaster for the Whole Foods Market Brewing Company.
June 14, 2015
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What’s the deal with beer growlers? That’s what we recently asked Brewmaster Dave Ohmer of Whole Foods Market Brewing Company at our Post Oak store in Houston, Texas. With more than 13 years of experience in the craft brewing industry, Dave shared his best growler tips.
June 12, 2015
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There’s nothing like a cold beer on a hot day! But what makes a beer well-suited to lazy summer days by the beach or BBQ grill? We asked Brewmaster Dave Ohmer of Whole Foods Market® Brewing Company for some recommendations on summer suds.
April 24, 2015
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Many Rosé wines of the past were one-dimensional and sweet, but today, winemakers are rediscovering the beauty at the intersection of complexity and approachability, using bold, big grapes like grenache, cabernet sauvignon, syrah and malbec to produce elegant chilled charmers. Now is the time to get reacquainted with Rosé.
April 23, 2015
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Whole Foods Market is your one-stop-shop this Mother’s Day for essentials (flowers, perfume, handcrafted cards and candles) and unexpected delights such as a subscription to our wine club.
March 31, 2015
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There was a time, in not-too-distant memory, where American beers had less flavor variation than store-bought snack cakes. Your beer choices were pretty much limited to “light beer or regular.” But that was before we began to appreciate hops. Here are a few important ones along with recommended beers.
December 28, 2014
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As we become more aware of how food-friendly sparkling wines are, we’re ordering them with our meals, with appetizers and at after-work happy hours. Still, nothing says “Holidays!” like a glass of beautiful, energetic, effervescent sparkling wine. Check out our tips for choosing the right one for you. `3
December 14, 2014
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Christmas is the time for holiday dining to get a little daring. Rib roasts, grilled steaks, post-gift-opening brunch foods — the opportunities to break from traditional fare are endless. Read on for some great pairings for your holiday table.

November 25, 2014
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Start with a thoughtfully stocked bar, you’ll be serving holiday cheer straight up — or on the rocks — all season long.
November 9, 2014
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Many flavors populate a Thanksgiving table that lend themselves to particularly tasty pairings. So it’s a perfect opportunity to try something new!
October 26, 2014
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Searching for the perfect gift for a wine lover? A subscription to Wine Club by Whole Foods Market has you covered by shipping six carefully curated, hard-to-find wines right to their doorstep.
September 16, 2014
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The beautiful winemaking country of New Zealand is producing wines of equal beauty. Discover our wine picks from there and how you could win a trip to this amazing place!
July 4, 2014
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Every season has its food focal points and great wines to go with them! Here we focus on some of our Top 10 Wines of Summer and their perfect food pairings.
June 21, 2014
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Summer is the season for going places, reuniting with old friends and family, recharging by the pool or at the beach, entertaining. Here are our top picks for summertime wines and the occasions they’ll pair perfectly with.
June 13, 2014
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Summer is for sipping great wine, and we've got something you won't find anywhere else: detailed tasting notes from a renowned expert on 6 totally-within-reach bottles. I recently sat down with Devon Broglie, Master Sommelier and Associate Beverage Buyer for Whole Foods Market®, to sip, swirl and sample six of our Summer Top 10 wine picks.
June 2, 2014
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In recipes for soups, stews, marinades and batters, you can replace some or all of the water, broth, wine and other cooking liquid with beer. You can even add beer to a cake or bread batter. Beer adds character, an earthy, rich flavor and depth, and that certain something that you just can’t put your finger on.
May 23, 2014
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Whole Foods Market’s Devon Broglie knows more about wine that anyone you’re likely to meet. Ever. Really! Read on for Devon’s thoughts on what it means to be a Master Sommelier.
March 28, 2014
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Stylish, seductive and just plain delicious, our featured wines from Italy not only pair wonderfully with these recipes and cheeses, they elevate them to a whole new level. Read on for wine and food pairing bliss!

The White Wines

A wide range of flavor notes makes a wine “food-friendly” and few wines are more friendly to food than Ruffino Orvieto Classico.

March 5, 2014
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The wines of Italy pour into the glass with more aplomb, swirl with more grace and deliver exquisite notes of flavor with more passion and panache than other wines of the world. We’re sharing eight of our favorites.
December 24, 2013
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When it comes to the New Year’s Eve countdown, something bubbly is a must! With that in mind, here’s a champagne primer to help you get your bubbly supply sorted out in time to celebrate!
December 7, 2013
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Christian DeBenedetti and Devon Broglie share the best beer pairings for hoppy holidays.
November 16, 2013
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The Big Meal is a great opportunity to break out of your wine-buying routine and take a look at tasty and affordable pairings. Luckily, traditional roast turkey welcomes a broad palette of wine styles and flavors, with one rule of thumb: avoid big, meaty tannic wines, like Cabernets or Chiantis. (They can overpower, so save them for a charcuterie plate or slow sipping by the fire). Instead, for Reds, seek out unabashed juiciness, pronounced fruit and a soft round finish. With Whites, you want well-balanced acidity and flavors ranging from crisp and dry to delicately sweet to floral.

November 10, 2013
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Known amongst the craft beer community as The Beer Wench, Ashley Routson is a self-proclaimed craft beer evangelist and social media maven on a mission to advance the craft beer industry through education, inspiration and advocacy.

October 17, 2013
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Aileen Sevier writes about the wonderful world of wine for brands like protea. She holds the prestigious Diploma certification from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust, an internationally recognized professional program. She’s sharing her favorite upcycling ideas with our readers.

October 1, 2013
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Known amongst the craft beer community as The Beer Wench, Ashley Routson is a self-proclaimed craft beer evangelist and social media maven on a mission to advance the craft beer industry through education, inspiration and advocacy. Ashley is currently “Director of Awesomeness” at 

September 24, 2013
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Approachable. Diverse. Delicious. South Africa’s wines are characterized by a down-to-earth friendliness. Read on for our best recipe and cheese pairing suggestions!

The White Wines

September 10, 2013
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Value is not what you pay, it’s what you get. With two of our Sure Deals you get wow-factor wines for under $13 a bottle plus money from each purchase will fund poverty alleviation around the world through Whole Planet Foundation®. What a deal!

September 3, 2013
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It’s September, and you know what that means! College and pro football and baseball are all in full swing. When it comes to game day, I can’t think of a better way to tailgate than with a super fun beer cocktail.

August 25, 2013
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Wines from South AfricaWould you like to win a trip to what our world-travelling wine buyer calls “the most beautiful country I’ve ever seen?” Would y

August 7, 2013
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Orange-Ginger BrewjitoNothing helps you cool off during the hottest summer month like a refreshing adult beverage.

July 24, 2013
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WineRows of merlots. Scads of cabs. Chardonnays for days. Having lots of options in the wine department can be a beautiful thing. It can also turn picking out a bottle of wine into a confusing game of chance.

July 5, 2013
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Try this refreshing twist on an old European beer cocktail for summer.
June 23, 2013
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Hot weather is a time for chilled, crisp, invigorating wines. As the mercury goes up, here are 6 selections that rise to the top.
June 13, 2013
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WineSummer is right around the corner and to welcome the warm weather we’re cracking open summer sippers from Whole Foods Market ®. On Thursday, June 27, we’ll be tweeting along with Whole Foods Market (#WFMWine on Twitter) from 7pm-8pm CDT.

June 2, 2013
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Pair a cooling summer IPA with these spicy beer-battered shrimp tacos.
May 18, 2013
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Grilling, in all its wonderful smoky sweet complexity, creates flavors and profiles practically begging to be paired with wines, both White and Red.
May 9, 2013
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Try this flavorful take on the classic Michelada for early summer refreshment.
April 18, 2013
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Individually, both craft beer and artisan cocktails are awesome. But when combined, they can be extraordinary.
April 2, 2013
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Generous, approachable and intriguing, Argentina’s wines make perfect companions for a variety of cheeses and recipes. Get ready for some seriously satisfying match-making.
March 17, 2013
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Argentina continues creating rock star Reds like malbec and cabernet sauvignon. The latest Red to make it to the stage, bonarda, may well be the country’s true chart-topper.
March 2, 2013
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I’ll say it once, I’ll say it twice – heck I’ll say it all day long. Just about any recipe that calls for water, broth, stock or some sort of cooking liquid can be partially substituted with beer! As a result, casseroles, stews, soups and chilis all make excellent bases for cooking with beer.

February 26, 2013
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Argentina’s abundantly diverse and attractive wines have a connection to the land, and you can taste it in the glass.
January 26, 2013
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AIB: PeroniSalty, sour, crunchy, juicy – fried pickles boast a unique combination of flavors and textures. If you’ve never experienced fried pickles, consider yourself warned – you may find yourself craving them on a daily basis!