AUSTIN, Texas — Whole Foods Market is launching a new “Sommelier Selects” program in stores, featuring wines curated for the season by the retailer’s Master Sommelier, Devon Broglie. Beginning with bottles for summer, Broglie picked each wine to pair with the flavors of the season and offer simple choices for shoppers.
Whole Foods Market is the only national retailer with a Master Sommelier, the company stated, and Broglie is one of only 236 people in the world to hold the title.
The Whole Foods choices are all less than $18 for a 750 mL bottle, with the exception of a special 1.5 L magnum of rosé. On June 10, Whole Foods Market will celebrate National Rosé Day with a sale on that magnum bottle of Charles & Charles rosé. Each bottle will be $5 off for one day only.
“The extra ounces in a magnum are perfect for entertaining. These larger bottles offer great value, often costing less per mL than their standard-sized counterparts,” Broglie said. “The Charles & Charles rosé is spicy and floral with fresh berry flavors. I like it with Mediterranean food or fried chicken, which are all perfect for celebrating National Rosé Day.”
The “Sommelier Selects” list also highlights leading wine trends like large-format bottles, high-quality canned sangria and chillable reds.
These bottles will be featured at all Whole Foods Market stores throughout the summer, and a new “Sommelier Selects” list will be available during the winter holidays.