Limited production wines that will be featured in Wine Club by Whole Foods Market now available to order for January through March delivery

Shipment includes six carefully curated wines from across the globe

AUSTIN, Texas, 2015-1-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The latest shipment of six high quality, limited production wines that will be featured in Wine Club by Whole Foods Market is now available to order for January through March delivery. This shipment includes wines from California, Spain, Argentina, South Africa and Italy.

Members receive four shipments of six bottles each a year at the price of $125 per shipment, including shipping costs. Additional shipping charges may apply for shipments to Alaska and Hawaii. Shoppers can also select to receive or gift a one-time shipment and choose their delivery date at wholefoodsmarket.com/wine-club. Ongoing subscribers will receive additional shipments in May, September and November.

The Wine Club by Whole Foods Market makes it easy to try limited production wines or gift subscriptions for one or more months. From old favorites to new, more obscure varieties, each wine is hand-selected by Whole Foods Market’s global wine buyer, Doug Bell, and Master Sommelier and associate global wine buyer, Devon Broglie, in collaboration with wine.com.

Tasting notes for the wines in the winter shipment are below.

• Indigeno Pinot Grigio 2013 (Italy) – Light straw color with a salmon tint, this white has aromas of white flowers, apricots and peach and notes of lavender, honey and pear flavors with a touch of minerality.

• Verse & Chorus Sauvignon Blanc 2013 (California) – Crisp and refreshing, this white from the Carneros region of Napa Valley has aromas of honey and grapefruit, flavors of pear, melon, lemongrass and mango.

• Marques De La Musa Garnacha 2010 (Spain) – This red from the Aragon region has a dense red color and intense aromas of cassis, boysenberry and vanilla and flavors of coffee and spice.

• Dashe Cellars Zinfandel 2013 (California) – This deep purple Sonoma Valley red has aromas of violets and lavender mixed with clove and herbes de Provence and flavors of blackberry, chocolate and coffee.

Criterion Malbec 2012 (Argentina) – Blueberry and blackberry aromas mix with hints of cinnamon and toasted nutmeg. This Mendoza red has generous black fruit flavors, supple tannins and a complex acid and mineral backbone.

Braai Red Blend 2013 (South Africa) – With aromas of dark berries, earth and smoke, this robust red has a vibrant juiciness.

Visit wholefoodsmarket.com/wineclub to learn more or watch a video with Doug and Devon discussing the wines.

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Limited production wines that will be featured in Wine Club by Whole Foods Market now available to order for January through March delivery

Limited production wines that will be featured in Wine Club by Whole Foods Market now available to order for January through March delivery

Whole Foods Market launches Wine Club by Whole Foods Market on Oct. 1

Company’s wine experts take guess work out of wine shopping and gifting with limited production, hand-selected bottles

AUSTIN, Texas, 2014-9-12— /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM), the world’s leading natural and organic foods supermarket, is launching Wine Club by Whole Foods Market on Oct. 1, to bring extraordinary, one-of-a-kind wines from around the world directly to wine lovers’ homes.

Whole Foods Market has partnered with wine.com to offer Wine Club members four shipments of six bottles each a year at the price of $125 per shipment, including shipping costs. Additional shipping charges may apply for shipments to Alaska and Hawaii. The exquisite wines, which epitomize variety and regional nuance, are hand-selected by Whole Foods Market’s wine experts, Doug Bell, global beverage buyer, and Devon Broglie, associate global beverage buyer and Master Sommelier, who have over 50 years of experience between them in the wine industry.

“Whole Foods Market has had a long-standing commitment to offering high-quality wines to customers. We were the first national grocer to open wine bars in our stores and the first to serve wines from kegs in order to preserve freshness and encourage sustainability,” said Bell. “The Wine Club by Whole Foods Market marks another first for the company, and we see it as the next evolution to satisfy and delight our very passionate wine shoppers. And, we look forward to turning on potential new shoppers or enthusiasts who might not live near a Whole Foods Market to some delicious wines.”

Just in time for holidays, shoppers may select between one and four shipments for gift memberships and can choose the date they’d like the first shipment delivered. Ongoing subscribers will receive new shipments in February, May, September and November and will receive their first shipment within a week of signing up. To sign up to be notified when the Wine Club launches on Oct. 1, visit http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/wine-club.

The Wine Club by Whole Foods Market makes it easy and enjoyable to try limited production wines, from old favorites to new, more obscure varieties. Tasting notes for the wines in the first shipment are below.

• Santa Julia Magna 2011 (Argentina) – This elegant, well-balanced red blends cabernet sauvignon, malbec and bonarda and has rich blackberry and plum notes with dark chocolate and exotic spice. This is an excellent, robust blend with great depth.
• H&G Los Carneros Pinot Noir 2012 (California) – This true example of California pinot noir showcases dark cherries, crisp cranberries and vanilla with an attractive crisp acidity.
• Sea Pines Chardonnay 2013, Russian River Valley (California) — Subtle aromas belie big flavors of green apple, lemon and vanilla bean. A pleasant richness hints at the use of just the right amount of oak for a lovely balance.
• Ca’Selva Prosecco (Italy) — Beautifully fresh and flavorful, this bubbly is made from organically grown grapes. Pale straw yellow with greenish highlights and an elegant, long-lingering foam, this wine has aromas of apples and peaches and is refreshingly fruit-forward with a hint of tartness.
• Chateau Boissezon-Guiraud St. Chinian 2012 (France) – Juicy without being over-ripe, this rich, luscious Languedoc red has a fine complexity on the nose with notes of violet, anise and aromatic Mediterranean herbs.
• Chateau Fonfroide Bordeaux Rouge 2012 (France) — Merlot, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon and malbec join together to create a nose that is intense and expressive, offering berry and spices scents, with blackcurrant, currant and vanilla notes. On the palate, the wine is well structured, with supple and silky tannins.

Visit wholefoodsmarket.com/wineclub to learn more.

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Whole Foods Market launches Wine Club by Whole Foods Market on Oct. 1

Whole Foods Market launches Wine Club by Whole Foods Market on Oct. 1