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July 21, 2011 @ Whole Story
Red wines in summer? You bet! The Wine Guys share favorite food pairings just right for summer at easy-to-swallow prices.
July 14, 2011 @ Whole Story
Summer savvy: Try these summer-perfect food and wine pairings that will make your meals sizzle!
June 23, 2011 @ Whole Story
Looking for a summer romance? Our Wine Guys play matchmaker for summer’s best wine and cheese pairings.
June 16, 2011 @ Whole Story
Top Ten Summer Wines heat up Twitter-verse! Discover what tweeters had to say about these summer friendly wines during our Twitter Tasting.
June 8, 2011 @ Whole Story
Sip into summer with our next Twitter Tasting tomorrow featuring Top 10 Summer Wines! Travel the world with our Wine Guys as you taste and tweet. And repeat.
June 1, 2011 @ Whole Story
Daydreaming about exotic travel? Our Wine Guys will take you on a swirlwind tour of seven countries with our Top Ten Summer Wines, all from your own home.
April 17, 2011 @ Whole Story
Ready for a Spring fling? Find out why The Wine Guys feel sure you’ll fall in love with the 2009 Bordeaux vintage.
March 22, 2011 @ Whole Story
Bordeaux wines are just right for springtime matchmaking! Our Wine Guys help make the perfect (food and wine) match!
March 10, 2011 @ Whole Story
Join us for this Twitter-licious wine tasting to sample the highly anticipated 2009 Bordeaux vintage! Sip, taste and tweet March 11.
March 7, 2011 @ Whole Story
It’s a party 30 years in the making! Get an early taste of the limited-time-only 2009 Bordeaux vintage and join us for our Bordeaux Twitter Tasting.
March 2, 2011 @ Whole Story
Bordeaux bargains abound! Discover Bordeaux Vintage 2009 and uncork the best sippers in 30 years!
December 28, 2010 @ Whole Story
Confused about the difference between Champagne and sparkling wines? You’re not alone! Our wine guys provide a quick overview in our Champagne Primer.
December 22, 2010 @ Whole Story
Choosing the right wine for the holidays has never been easier! Try these great ideas for perfect pairings with our Top Ten holiday wines.
December 17, 2010 @ Whole Story
Wondering what to serve with your holiday cheese board and celebrations? Find the perfect pairings for your holiday festivities with our Top Ten wines.
December 5, 2010 @ Whole Story
Shopping and gift-giving can be greatly simplified with a fabulous bottle of wine, a colorful ribbon and a cheerful holiday spirit! Our Top Ten are perfectly tuned to a variety of holiday occasions.
November 26, 2010 @ Whole Story
The Top Ten Holiday wines were flowing and the tweets were flying at our first-ever
November 18, 2010 @ Whole Story
The first party guest has arrived! Light and fruity and always on time, this guest brings good cheer, gets along with everyone at the table as well as everything on the table.
November 14, 2010 @ Whole Story
You and six of our Top Ten wines are invited to Whole Foods Market’s first-ever Twitter Tasting on Wednesday, November 17th. Join us from 7 to 8pm ET to taste and tweet!
November 5, 2010 @ Whole Story
Every sip is a story this holiday season – even the price! All of our Top Ten Holiday Wines are under $15 a bottle. Stock up on these easy-going wines and enter to win a California Wine Country Getaway.
October 1, 2010 @ Whole Story
Whether you like your beer with football or some other fall activity, October is the perfect time to try out something new. Here are three of our featured brews this month. Guinness Foreign Extra Stout (FES)



Whole Foods national wine program was awarded Wine Enthusiast magazine’s “retailer of the year” award in 2008. Geof and Doug make it happen.

Geof Ryan: A California native, Geof has lived in Southern California most of his life. He developed a passion for wine early in life,and started working in wine stores before he was of legal drinking age (we hope the statute of limitations is up on that!), moving from box boy to manager within five years. Geof joined Whole Foods Market in 1996 and has held several positions, including wine buyer, specialty team leader, national all-star regional specialty coordinator, and is now global co-wine buyer with Doug Bell. Geof has two children and his hobbies include reading, music and late night television.

Doug Bell: Atlanta native Doug Bell is a graduate of University of Georgia. He got his start in the wine business while in college during summer and holiday breaks and continued in the biz, eventually becoming the corporate wine buyer for Harry’s Farmers Markets. When Harry’s became part of Whole Foods Market, Doug’s fate was sealed (and our fortunes enhanced!) when he became our global co-wine buyer with Geof Ryan. Doug and his life partner of 19 years reside on Fightingtown Creek, Blue Ridge, GA. His hobbies include cooking and EATING…reading, hiking, surfing the web and, when forced, home renovating.