Wines from some of Argentina's highest-rated wineries celebrated at Whole
Taste and tweet on Mar. 14
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 28, 2013
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Argentina's diverse mix of
people, terrain and climates creates a rich culture known for the rhythmic
tango, char-grilled beef, and some of the world's most robust, delicious
wines. This spring, Whole Foods Market will celebrate wines from Argentina,
which include a lightly floral torrontes to an intense, earthy bonarda,
sometimes referred to as the "next malbec."
While Argentina's viticulture roots run deep, it wasn't until the end of the
20^th century that the country began broadly exporting wines. Currently
Argentina is the fifth largest wine producer in the world. The country's
soaring elevations and high quality Andean melt water, coupled with old world
grapes and new world prices are what led Whole Foods Market to some of
Argentina's highest-rated wineries for its spring selection.
"Most admiration for Argentine wines is inspired by the mighty malbec due to
its similarities to rich, dark Californian reds," said Doug Bell, global wine
buyer for Whole Foods Market. "While we've got some amazing malbecs in our
lineup, we are excited to push the Argentine envelope and turn our shoppers on
to unique varietals. Like malbec? Try a bonarda. Crave a fruity, floral
sauvignon blanc? Check out the torrontes."
Wine enthusiasts are invited to learn about and sample wines from Argentina at
in-store tastings, as well as during a Mar. 14 Twitter Tasting. Go to
wholefoodsmarket.com/wine for information and use the hashtag #WFMwine to
follow the conversation. Participants must be 21 and over.
Featured Argentine wines include:
oCasarena 505 Chardonnay
oDona Paula Los Cardos Sauvignon Blanc
oAndes Crossing Malbec
oBodega Tamari Reserva Malbec
oMasi Tupungato Passo Doble Malbec-Corvina
oSanta Julia Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon
oAchaval Ferrer Malbec-Cabernet Sauvignon
Bottle photos and tasting notes are available at
Ashley Hawkins, Whole Foods Market
SOURCE Whole Foods Market
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