October 2013

Thu
03
Ladera Vineyards Tasting / Thursday & Friday 3rd & 4th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Tasting Bar / Specialty Department
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Ladera Vineyards Tasting / Thursday & Friday 3rd & 4th
Thursday, October 3rd
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tasting Bar / Specialty Department, $4.00

Ladera Vineyards is the home of estate grown and produced hillside Cabernet Sauvignon focused on Howell Mountain Appelation Cabernet.  Behind this wine is a historic 1886 restored and renovated stone winery and underground barrel caves.

Thu
10
Vintage 59 Imports Tasting / Thursday & Friday 10th & 11th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Tasting Bar / Specialty Department
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Vintage 59 Imports Tasting / Thursday & Friday 10th & 11th
Thursday, October 10th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tasting Bar / Specialty Department, $4.00

All wine producers in the Vintage 59 portfolio are growers managing small domains, striving to make the best wines of their respective appellations, while protecting a traditional way of life.

Thu
10
Twitter Chat: Wines From South Africa - Part II
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Wines From South Africa - Part II
Thursday, October 10th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online, Free

 

Deliciously diverse, the wines of South Africa are perfect for every occasion. Pick up one of the three bottles we'll be tasting and tweeting about tonight (Find the wines here: http://wholefoodsmarket.com/wine) and contribute to the fun! Follow #WFMwine to join in on the conversation from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST.

 
Fri
11
Adult Cooking Class with Chef Kelly Fong
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Adult Cooking Class with Chef Kelly Fong
Friday, October 11th
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Culinary Center, $35.00

"Only on the West Coast Fish Market" is the topic of yet another great evening with Chef Kelly Fong.  You'll prepare, and enjoy eating, Serrano/Jalapeno Avocado Crab Cocktail, Mediterranean Grilled Swordfish with Lemon Mint Oregano Sauce, Broiled Salmon, Lemons, Capers and Wine Pasta, Thai-Flavored Lemongrass Ginger Poached Halibut, and Nutella Chocolate Mousse.  Sign up now.

 

Sun
13
Kid's cooking Class with The Culinary Dude
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Kid's cooking Class with The Culinary Dude
Sunday, October 13th
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Culinary Center, $20.00

Cookies, Cakes and Brownies!!!  You asked for it and here it is, a class with some of the best desserts in the world! Let make Carrot Cake, Italian Chocolate Chip Cookies, Flan Cake, and Broccoli Brownies, yes Broccoli Brownies! Sign up and let's get to cooking!  The Culinary Dude, Scott Davis has worked to create wonderful menus that the kids will cook themselves. Using the freshest ingredients, fun and interactive cooking techniques, the kids will prepare the food from scratch as they learn kitchen and food safety, professional kitchen behavior, measuring and prep skills, and table etiquette. In addition to a wide variety of hands-on, tactile recipes, kids will participate in additional food-related activities.  Sign up now.

Mon
14
Authentic Japanese Cooking Class (Beginning)
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Culinary Center
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Authentic Japanese Cooking Class (Beginning)
Monday, October 14th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Culinary Center, $20.0

This is Mika's beginning class that she would like everyone to take to get the basics.  The second class each month will be an advanced class using all that you learn in the beginning class.  Once you have taken the beginning clas, you are ready for all the advanced classes.  After attending one of Mika's classes, you may want to attend ALL her classes...even if you have already taken it before.  So don't miss this special event. Sign up now.

Thu
17
Schug Carneros Estate Tasting / Thursday & Friday 10th & 11th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Tasting Bar / Specialty Department
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Schug Carneros Estate Tasting / Thursday & Friday 10th & 11th
Thursday, October 17th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tasting Bar / Specialty Department, $4.00

"Great Pinot Noir is not defined by the density of its color, the intensity of its flavors, or even its ability to age. The first duty of a great Pinot Noir is to prove a farmer right-to express in its character that it derives from a well-placed vine." -Walter Schug

Sun
20
Kid's Cooking Class with Ms Butterbeans
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Kid's Cooking Class with Ms Butterbeans
Sunday, October 20th
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Culinary Center, $20.00

This is going to be a really SWEET class!  Ms Butterbeans will be helping you make "Old Fashioned Halloween Candy", starting with Crunchy, sweet & salty popcornballs, Chewy & Buttery caramel apples, and Spicy cinnamon glass candy apples.  These will be the perfect candies to have at your Halloween Party.  If this sounds good to you .....Sign up now!  

Wed
23
"Chef" Jerry's Wine Dinner
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Culinary Center
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"Chef" Jerry's Wine Dinner
Wednesday, October 23rd
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Culinary Center, $35.00

It is time for a Fall wine dinner with "Chef"Jerry featuring some of the best this season has to offer.  I am still working on the menu, but I can say this is one of my favorite times of year because we have Fall squash.  Stay tuned, watch our Facebook page for the complete menu by next week.  You can sign up now, or wait to see the menu on Facebook and sign up  and pay there as well. 

Thu
24
Mason Cellars Tasting / Thursday & Friday 24th & 25th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Tasting Bar / Specialty Department
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Mason Cellars Tasting / Thursday & Friday 24th & 25th
Thursday, October 24th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tasting Bar / Specialty Department, $4.00

Mason Cellars was founded in Oakville, California, by Randy and Megan Mason.  Family-owned and operated to this day, it is their vision to produce the highest quality wine possible that is consumer-friendly and available at a fair price.

Thu
24
Twitter Chat: A Healthful Halloween
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: A Healthful Halloween
Thursday, October 24th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Halloween is just a week away... Are you prepared for the onslaught of ghost, goblins and ghouls? We'll be discussing ideas for healthier treats and goodies, and share photos of costumes, jack-o-lanterns and more! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Fri
25
Adult Cooking Class with Chef Kelly Fong
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Adult Cooking Class with Chef Kelly Fong
Friday, October 25th
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Culinary Center, $35.00

Time for those warm, cozy meals of my favorite season...."Fall Mediterranean Suppers".  Chef Kelly will help you prepare Lemon Herbed Bean Salad, Pasta Trapanese, Chicken Scarpariello, Tiella Casserole, and Budino de Cioccolato.  Sign up now. 

Sat
26
Andrea Robinson Tasting & Food Pairing Demonstration
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Andrea Robinson Tasting & Food Pairing Demonstration
Saturday, October 26th
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Culinary Center, $4

We are pleased to have Andrea Robinson demonstrating how to taste wine, and food pairing with different wines.  Andrea is one of a select few Master Sommeliers in the world.  She will be sharing some of her knowledge with us in our Culinary Center.  If you would like to attend... Sign up now.  Andrea will be at Flavor Napa Valley this year, so she will let us know all about what she will be doing at Flavor.

Mon
28
Authentic Japanese Cooking Class (Advanced)
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Culinary Class
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Authentic Japanese Cooking Class (Advanced)
Monday, October 28th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Culinary Class, $20.00

This is Mika's advanced class for September.  Mika suggests you take the beginning class before attending this class. You will then have all the tools you need to follow everything in the advanced class.  I recommend starting a note book, because you will want to keep all the information Mika has to offer.  I went to her last class, and I will be adjusting my schedule so I never miss any of Mika's classes.  Seared Albacore Sashimi with Ponzu Gelee dressing, Sushi Rice with Ginger and Roasted Sesame, Ahi tuna and Amberjack Hand Roll Sushi.  You really should...Sign up now!

Thu
31
Angeles Wine Agency / Thursday & Friday 31st & Nov. 1st
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Tasting Bar / Specialty Department
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Angeles Wine Agency / Thursday & Friday 31st & Nov. 1st
Thursday, October 31st
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tasting Bar / Specialty Department, $4.00

Founded in 1991, Angeles Wine Agency is a statewide wholesale distributor and marketer of fine wines from around the world.  Their portfolio includes unique wines from a new generation of producers, several with historical vineyards, quality fruit, prime locations and each producing fine hand-crafted wines.

Events At Nearby Stores

Free Wine Tasting at Whole Foods Market Santa Rosa
Tuesday, December 30th
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Santa Rosa, Free

Enjoy a little Free Holiday Sparkle with a tasting of Sparkling Wine.

Must be 21 years of age or older to enoy.

 

Enjoy a little Free Holiday Sparkle with a tasting of Sparkling Wine.

Must be 21 years of age or older to enoy.

 

Healthy Eating Store Tour
Saturday, January 3rd
10:30 AM
Whole Foods Market, Petaluma, Free!

Come learn the 4 simple keys to eating better and let Sharon, our Healthy Eating Specialist, show you how easy it can be to choose nourishing, energizing food! Meet at the Healthy Eating Kiosk.

Come learn the 4 simple keys to eating better and let Sharon, our Healthy Eating Specialist, show you how easy it can be to choose nourishing, energizing food!

Label-Reading 101 Class
Thursday, January 8th
6:00 PM
Whole Foods Market, Petaluma, Free!

Sure we all check out food labels, but do you feel fully equipped to decipher them and read between the lines? We're here to help! Sharon, our Healthy Eating Specialist, will walk you through the most important information on labels and 4 simple steps to ensure that the foods you choose are as healthy as you think they are. We'll meet on the patio under the heat lamps. Please email sharon.bowen@wholefoods.com to sign up to attend the class.

Sure we all check out food labels, but do you feel fully equipped to decipher them and read between the lines? We're here to help!