January 2014

Thu
09
Wine Tasting
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Beverly Hills, Specialty Department
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Wine Tasting
Thursday, January 9th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Beverly Hills, Specialty Department, Free

Thursday, 9 January, 5-7pm we are having a complementary tasting of two Proseccos.  

 

One is Animae, a 100% certified organic Prosecco with no sulfites added.

Color: brilliant, with a pale straw yellow and green shades, nice creamy bubbles

Flavor: notes of apple and pear, mineral sensation at the end and light scent of bread crust, ample, with fine quality

Taste: creamy, with fresh yellow pulp fruit bouquet, an impressive length and a unique harmony. Animae has a soft taste of yeast due to the long Charmant fermentation.

Food pairing: perfect with shell fish, raw or boiled, oysters, fish and pasta with light and veggie sauce such as fettuccine Alfredo.

Denomination: Prosecco Superiore di Conegliano Valdobbiadene DOCG

Version: Brut

Grapes: Glera 100%

First year of production: 2008

Vintage: 2012

Grape harvest: hand picking of selected and healthy grapes

Vinification: soft pressing, static decanting of the must for 12 hours, fermentation at 16°C, without addition of sulfites.

Second Fermentation: in steel pressurized tank, with Charmat long method, that can achieve the 4-6 months in tanks, without addition of sulfites. Version Brut.

Volume: 11 % vol

 

Col di Manza is certified Biodynamic

Colour: Pale straw yellow

Flavor: Flavor of ripe apple and citrus fruits. Floral

Taste: Harmonic and persistent

Food pairing: legumes and seafood soups, white meat such as chicken. Pasta with delicate sauces. Fresh cheese. Try with seared ahi tuna!

Denomination: Prosecco Superiore di Conegliano Valdobbiadene Docg Rive di Ogliano

Version: Extra Dry

Grapes: Glera 100%

First year of production: 2005

Vintage: 2012

Grape harvest: hand picking

The Cellar

Vinification: in white, using the Charmat method. The wine undergoes secondary fermentation in stainless steel tanks. This biodynamic product symbolizes the value of tradition, expressed by the sparkling character of the wine and presented in this exclusive bottle

Volume: 11.5 %vol

 

Must be 21 years or older to attend the tasting.

Thu
09
Twitter Chat: A Healthful New Year
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: A Healthful New Year
Thursday, January 9th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Many of us start the new year with a variety of resolutions. Join us to learn ways to chart the path to healthy eating! Follow #WFMdish to particpate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Thu
16
Wine Tasting
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Beverly Hills, Specialty Department
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Wine Tasting
Thursday, January 16th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Beverly Hills, Specialty Department, Free

Organic and Biodynamic Wine Tasting

Thursday, January 16th

5-7pm

Presented by Mountain Peoples Beer and Wine Distributors, supporting organic family farms. http://mpwwine.com/

 

We are pleased to offer our customers this complementary tasting of 5 organic / biodynamically produced wines.

 

Terra Sávia Chardonnay - (Non-Oaked)

Accolades:

Gold Medal - 2012 Orange County Wine Competition

Silver Medal – 2012 SF Chronicle Wine Competition

Tasting Notes

By fermenting and aging in small stainless steel containers the clean fruity flavors of the grapes have been preserved, along with harmonious aromas of tropical fruit. The bright fruit palate makes this wine an exceptional food wine. It is well suited as an aperitif with a cheese and

fruit plate or a pairing with lightly spiced dishes. Our goal with this wine is to simply portray Chardonnay as it truly tastes when grown on the bench lands of Mendocino’s inner Russian River Valleys.

 

Spartico – No sulfites added, organic Spanish Tempranillo

100% Tempranillo – Made with Organically grown grapes

The main difference between a wine created with or without sulfites is the special attention that is paid in the vineyard as well as in the cellars to avoiding grape contamination. Sulfur is used in winemaking as the main antiseptic, preventing the grapes and wine from suffering the attacks of bacteria which could negatively affect or damage the wine completely.

The wine making process without the use of sulfur means that the hygienic conditions have to been extreme during harvest season. The grapes are harvested solely by hand in small crates. Every effort is made to avoid breakage and bacteria attacks. The wine deposits are filled very briefly so as not to delay the delicate fermentation process.

All elements that come in contact with this no sulfite added wine are subject to the most extreme hygienically conditions.

Ageing: No oak ageing - Best when consumed young.

Tasting Notes Tastings.com: Deep garnet violet black color. Very smoky, salty nut and singed berry pie crust aromas follow through on a soft entry to a fruity medium body with sugared berry sweetness and tartness and a crisp, melon, tarry mineral and firm powdery tannin finish.

Notes: Only Indigenous Yeasts used. Suitable for Vegans Wine made from USDA National Organic Program Certified Grapes.

 

BioKult Grüner Vetliner

Winemakers: Biokult Wein, Pamhagen/Austria

Varietal(s): Grüner Veltliner 100%

Vinification: Classical white production stainless steel, very reductive style, only top quality grapes are chosen for this wine, gentle work is the aim to avoid any aroma losses

Analytical Data: 11.5%

Ageing: for about 7 months in steel

Tasting Notes Wine Enthusiast: This is all about fruit—fresh crisp citrus, lively acidity, just cushioned by a creamy, ripe texture. The flavors are vivid, clean, light and ready to drink now.

Tasting Notes Tastings.com: Pale silvery straw color. Soft and inviting aromas of citrus custard, minerals, and prairie grass follow through on a supple, silky entry to a dryish light body with touch of white pepper and a dry, soft, lingering lime rind and talc fade. A very nice and refreshing aperitif, or serve with scallops

Color: yellow with hints of green

Aroma: Grüner Veltliner is the “queen” of the white varieties in Austria. Its main cha­racteristics are the fruity-spicy nose, also called “Pfefferl” referring to pepper, a note that reminds of ground pepper. Clear style.

Conservation Time: Good Ageing potential (1 - 2 years)

Notes / Certifications / Awards: Wine made from USDA National Organic Program Certified Grapes.

Gold and Silver Awards at the AWC Vienna 2007, Gold BioFach and Recommenda­tion

 

Casa Barranca, 2009 Pinot Noir

Vineyard: Certified Organic Lactitia Vineyard, Arroyo Grande Valley.  Made with organic grapes.

Tasting Notes: This Pinot Noir is pronounced with cherry and plum to support its full body texture.  Lusciously dark for a pinot, the wine displays unprecedented concentration and extraction.  A gamy red of imposing proportion – a Pinot all its own.  Our organic philosophy compares to that of the greatest biodynamic Burgundies.  Great on its own or paired with grilled vegetables and wild game.

 

Frey Biodynamic® Syrah Redwood Valley

This estate bottled Syrah shines with a brilliant purple hue. Refined tannins are balanced with big jammy flavors of black plum and bramble fruits. This rich, flavorful wine pairs well with organic meats and cheeses, as well as chocolate desserts.

GOLD MEDAL: Critics Challenge, San Diego International Wine Competition

Silver: 2009 Riverside International Wine Competition

Silver: 2009 San Francisco International Wine Comp.

Bronze: 2009 Grand Harvest Wine Comp., Santa Rosa

Bronze: 2009 Pacific Rim International Wine Comp.

Frey Vineyards  are Pioneers of Biodynamic® & Organic Winemaking in America. No Sulfites Added Wine Since 1980.

In 1996, Frey Vineyards produced the United States’ first certified biodynamic wine. Frey Vineyards’ Biodynamic wines are made from our premium estate-grown fruit, fermented with native indigenous yeast and produced with no added sulfites. Our low impact winemaking techniques preserve and protect the terroir of the wine, highlighting the subtle flavors of the vineyard site and vintage. No cultured yeast or malolactic cultures are added. Our Biodynamic wines are never subjected to acid and sugar adjustments or flavor enhancements, upholding the authenticity of the wine. Because the wines are not manipulated to reach certain flavor profiles, each batch is unique to the fruit and farm. The result is a portfolio of wines that are pure and delicious and mirror the richness and beauty of our land. All Frey Biodynamic wines are estate-grown and bottled in accordance with Demeter Biodynamic and USDA Organic regulations.

Thu
16
Twitter Chat: Staying on Track with Your Health
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Staying on Track with Your Health
Thursday, January 16th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Keeping your resolutions going can be difficult. Join us to share and learn how and where to find the motivation to stay on track with your healthy eating goals! Follow #WFMdish to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Thu
23
Twitter Chat: Winter Eating
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Winter Eating
Thursday, January 23rd
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

As we approach the end of the first month of the new year, join in to share and learn ways to keep things delicious and interesting for your long term healthy eating goals! Follow #WFMdish to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Thu
30
Twitter Chat: Score With Big Taste
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ online
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Twitter Chat: Score With Big Taste
Thursday, January 30th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
online, free

The Big Game is coming up so it's time to start thinking about great game-day grub! Join us to share menu ideas and recipes that are sure to keep everyone happy and full. Follow #WFMdish to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Events At Nearby Stores

Food & Salad Bar Wednesdays!
Wednesday, October 1st
12:00 AM
Prepared Foods Organic Salad Bar & Hot Food Bar,

Every Wednesday enjoy $2 off per pound on your hot food or organic salad bar purchase! Come take advantage of this weekly deal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Every Wednesday enjoy $2 off per pound on your hot food or organic salad bar purchase! Come take advantage of this weekly deal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Vegan Wednesdays $2 Off Hot & Cold Bars All Day
Wednesday, October 1st
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Torrance, $6.49/lb
Live Music Wednesdays: Nura Creitz
Wednesday, October 1st
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Upstairs near the Bakery department, Free

Join us for a free live music performance by Nura Creitz, an eclectic, soulful & slightly quirky vocalist & songwriter. For more information on Nura, please visit her website at: http://www.nuracreitz.com/

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