John Stewart

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May 18, 2013 @ Whole Story
Grilling, in all its wonderful smoky sweet complexity, creates flavors and profiles practically begging to be paired with wines, both White and Red.
April 2, 2013 @ Whole Story
Generous, approachable and intriguing, Argentina’s wines make perfect companions for a variety of cheeses and recipes. Get ready for some seriously satisfying match-making.
March 17, 2013 @ Whole Story
Argentina continues creating rock star Reds like malbec and cabernet sauvignon. The latest Red to make it to the stage, bonarda, may well be the country’s true chart-topper.
February 26, 2013 @ Whole Story
Argentina’s abundantly diverse and attractive wines have a connection to the land, and you can taste it in the glass.



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.