John Stewart

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December 9, 2016 @ Whole Story
Twelve delectable cheeses. Each one carefully curated by our Global Cheese Buyer. Each one 50% off on its featured day. Talk about a reason to celebrate! Whether you’re putting together a cheese board, hosting a brunch or craving a nibble while curling up with a good book, these twelve selections will make delicious additions to your holiday traditions.
November 8, 2016 @ Whole Story
Gifts, get-togethers and great wines—it must be the holidays! From wine-of-the-moment Whites and Sparklers, to elegant and old-world Reds, our wine experts thoughtfully made this list and checked it twice. We couldn't be more excited to share them with you.
June 16, 2015 @ Whole Story
Many cheesemongers believe the greatest cheeses in the world are made with sheep’s milk, and rightfully so. The buttery richness of sheep’s milk is perfectly suited to the cheesemaking process, creating cheeses that are often sweet, nutty and deliciously complex.
April 24, 2015 @ Whole Story
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.
March 30, 2015 @ Whole Story
Wines from Portugal include delicious new blends and unique varietals of undeniable elegance, delight and incredible value. It’s time these wines get the attention they deserve!
March 27, 2015 @ Whole Story
We’re proud of the cheesemakers who are committed to doing great things for the earth. Come celebrate five of them with us at the next Cheese Nights.
December 28, 2014 @ Whole Story
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 @ Whole Story
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.
December 2, 2014 @ Whole Story
Pining for Alpine cheeses? Come to our free Cheese Nights on Tuesday, December 9.
November 9, 2014 @ Whole Story
Many flavors populate a Thanksgiving table that lend themselves to particularly tasty pairings. So it’s a perfect opportunity to try something new!
November 4, 2014 @ Whole Story
From taste and texture to a few of our favorite cheeses, here is an easy guide to building a better cheese board.
October 26, 2014 @ Whole Story
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 @ Whole Story
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!
September 8, 2014 @ Whole Story
Simple. Sublime. A textural masterpiece. From college hotplates to 5-star kitchens, few foods offer such a combination of approachability, ease of preparation and sheer unadulterated yumminess. The GCS is a joy to make and devour. Here are some basic guidelines for perfect grilled cheese sandwiches every time.
September 3, 2014 @ Whole Story
Adding heat to cheese — one of the most celebratory and delicious ways to enjoy the dairy world’s crown jewel. This season’s Cheese Nights, Tuesday, September 16 from 6:00 pm — 7:30 pm, will feature a unique selection of cheeses and the delectable things that happen when the heat is turned up a notch. Or two.
July 4, 2014 @ Whole Story
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 @ Whole Story
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 16, 2014 @ Whole Story
Summer, when milk is freshest and most flavorful, is the golden season for cheesemaking. Here are four of our favorite picks. Stop by and taste them for yourself at our next in-store Cheese Nights event.
June 13, 2014 @ Whole Story
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.
May 23, 2014 @ Whole Story
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.

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John grew up in Iran, Norway, Indonesia and other points Middle East, not realizing how this fact schooled his palate in the ways of adventurous eating until he moved back stateside in the 90s and couldn’t find decent labneh. His years in the world of marketing and launching food and wine brands have fired his passion for discovering that new flavor, intriguing texture or soon-to-be-hot varietal. Getting to share his gastro-viticultural knowledge with Whole Foods Market readers makes him very happy indeed. A few more ingredients for his happiness recipe: kayaking, playing the drums, getting into the zone in the kitchen, and being a husband and dad in Austin, Texas.