John Stewart

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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.
March 28, 2014 @ Whole Story
Stylish, seductive and just plain delicious, our featured wines from Italy not only pair wonderfully with these recipes and cheeses, they elevate them to a whole new level. Read on for wine and food pairing bliss! The White Wines A wide range of flavor notes makes a wine “food-friendly” and few wines are more friendly to food than Ruffino Orvieto Classico.
March 17, 2014 @ Whole Story
Follow these simple tasting tips as you explore the intriguing world of cheese.
March 5, 2014 @ Whole Story
The wines of Italy pour into the glass with more aplomb, swirl with more grace and deliver exquisite notes of flavor with more passion and panache than other wines of the world. We’re sharing eight of our favorites.
February 26, 2014 @ Whole Story
Whether it’s slicing, serving, storing or using in recipes, learn the many uses of the mighty, versatile Parmigiano Reggiano.
February 19, 2014 @ Whole Story
Is it nature or nurture that gives the mighty Parmigiano Reggiano the intensity, complexity and sheer size of flavor that has earned it the title King of Cheese? Turns out it’s both. The Land The cradle of cheese royalty can be found in only one place — the fertile, green Po River Valley in northern Italy. Here, cows dine only on grasses and clovers, creating the perfectly flavored milk used by the cheesemakers. If it’s not from Po, it’s not Parmigiano Reggiano.
January 25, 2014 @ Whole Story
Six new CDs, including the latest release from Bruce Springsteen, have made it to our shelves and we can’t wait to tell you about them. Turn it up!



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.