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By Our Wine Guys, June 2, 2009  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Our Wine Guys
Summer Wines Summer's FINALLY here, and we at Whole Foods Market are excited to unveil our Top 10 Summer Wine picks! Our buyers literally search the globe for the snazziest, zippiest, tangiest and tastiest wines they can find, and we stack them on our sales floors, sample them with our shoppers where possible, and, of course, buy them ourselves and drink them all summer long. Summer has some great excuses to drink good tasty wines: cookouts, concerts in the park, visits to the beach, sun going down, sun not going down…you get the drift here. This summer we have included wines from Austria, Tuscany, California and the Napa Valley, Spain, Chile, Germany and Australia. We've included cool white varietals like Gruner Veltliner, Verdejo and a tasty Prosecco. We're featuring some good grilling reds too, like Aussie Shiraz, Napa Merlot and a spicy Tuscan Chianti. Summer WinesWines to please everybody. And don't forget the organically grown Rosé - we have you covered there too. These wines will go with anything you cook. Or don't cook. We think "porch wine" in the summer. Stop into our wine shops this summer and snag a few of these good tasting wines at a good value. The Top 10's are priced to please. The quality and selection is top notch, tasty and easy on the wallet. Ask your local wine specialist for regionally available six-pack and case deeper discounts. Enjoy! Learn more about our Top 10 Summer Wines.
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derf says ...
great ideas moscato d'asti is one of the best wines for summer unbelievable aroma and taste, reasonable price and semi-sparkling too !
06/02/2009 9:54:42 AM CDT
Timmer1001 says ...
Is this the first year you guys are doing this? I like this bundling concept. How much is the most expensive wine in this selection? Also, what do you think of Roses in general? Growing trend? Upscale? Beginner wine?
06/02/2009 1:01:27 PM CDT
derf says ...
for barbecue time, try hobnob pinot noir inexpensive, delicious and consistent
06/02/2009 2:54:33 PM CDT
chanterelle says ...
Nice list. Why doesn't Whole Foods have good bag-in-box wine choices? So much more environmentally better than glass bottles, which use tons of energy whether they are made from recylced glass or not.
06/03/2009 12:20:47 PM CDT
Laurie Tadayon says ...
Glad to see Gruner Veltliner listed as a cool, white varietal. It pairs well with so many foods and dishes, from BBQ to Asian to asparagus. Great picks overall on the Top 10 Summer Wines list.
06/03/2009 1:34:11 PM CDT
Nona says ...
I tried the Rutherford Hill Merlot. Oh, my! This is by far one of the most flavorful, smooth Merlot's I've experienced. While I don't normally spend $20 on a bottle of wine, this one was really worth it.
06/03/2009 2:59:34 PM CDT
Beth says ...
While your "competition's" prices may be cheaper, so is the wine they carry. The store with the intials "TJ" carries obscure foreign wines that are low priced. Take them home and they taste like the cheapest domestic wines they have in regular grocery stores. I just wanted to say that because almost every bottle of wine I've gotten from your "competition" across town tastes like a bad bottle of wine when I took it home. I have wasted too much time and money on cheap wine. Cheap wine is cheap wine, even if it comes from Europe or Latin America. You get what you pay for. Now I hope I haven't said the wrong thing, but I just had to say it. No more cheap wine. Cheap wine is often bad wine. You get what you pay for.
06/04/2009 8:49:02 PM CDT
Balthazar says ...
What about a vinho verde from Portugal? There is no better summer wine, in my opinion. Light, refreshing, and a little bubbly. Oh yeah, and incredibly inexpensive.
06/08/2009 10:03:58 AM CDT
Shirley Prosper says ...
Napa Merlot would be my choice for Steaks.
06/11/2009 8:44:14 AM CDT
janejohnson says ...
@Patti Our discount wine that is comparable to the Trader Joes wine is called Three Wishes.
01/30/2012 9:01:29 AM CST
Patti says ...
I heard you had a $3.99 (approximagely) wine that was pretty good, and I was trying to find out the name of it. I don't want to waste a trip to the store to find out the name. Trader Joe's has a decent cheap wine, which I can find the name of on google, so was wondering why I can't find out the name of your budget wine on the web.
01/29/2012 2:19:55 PM CST
Cynthia Jaeger says ...
I am looking for a Tuscan wine called Remole. Do you have it?
12/03/2012 11:57:44 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@CYNTHIA - Our products vary between store locations so check with your local store to see if they have this in stock. You can find their contact info at http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/list.
12/04/2012 4:32:09 PM CST