Holiday Wines from Whole Foods Market Domaine Petroni AOP Corse Banshee Sonoma County Pinot Noir De Chanceny Crémant de Loire Rosé Brut Monterustico Langhe Bianco El Terrano Tempranillo J. Lassalle Brut Premier Cru Camino Calixo Cava Madame Liberté Brut Empire Estate Dry Riesling  The Federalist Zinfandel The Holy Snail Sauvignon Blanc DMZ Chardonnay Presto Prosecco Undaunted Malbec Criterion Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon La Royale Châteauneuf-du-Pape Jacques Bardelot Champagne Brut Holiday Wines from Whole Foods Market

Wine for Every Occasion

The Essential Guide with 17 Wine Picks

By Devon Broglie, Master Sommelier at Whole Foods Market
Holiday Wines from Whole Foods Market

Buying wine can seem intimidating, but we're here to help. Here are a few bottles that our team has selected to give you a go-to for absolutely every occasion or palate.

Domaine Petroni AOP Corse

The Perfect Host Gift


1. Domaine Petroni AOP Corse is a bright, delicious and crowd-pleasing red wine with plum and raspberry notes from, you guessed it, Corsica!


Banshee Sonoma County Pinot Noir

The Top Bottle Under $25


2. Our Banshee Sonoma County Pinot Noir, with silky hibiscus and hints of mandarin, shows you’ve got the knowledge to find quality and the savvy to make a smart purchase.


De Chanceny Crémant de Loire Rosé Brut

When Guests Walk in the Door


3. Pink, festive De Chanceny Crémant de Loire Rosé Brut says, “Let’s get this party started!” Expect fresh berry flavors, aromatic intensity and everlasting bubbles.


Monterustico Langhe Bianco

With Appetizers

Go with a clean and lighter-bodied wine to whet your guests’ palates.


4. Monterustico Langhe Bianco has tart green apple and crisp mineral notes.


El Terrano Tempranillo

With Appetizers

Go with a clean and lighter-bodied wine to whet your guests’ palates.


5. El Terrano Tempranillo, a lighter Red, has loads of blackberry and currant flavors and lively acidity.

J. Lassalle Brut Premier Cru

For Family Brunch


6. J. Lassalle Brut Premier Cru is THE champagne to celebrate truly special moments this holiday season.


Camino Calixo Cava

For Family Brunch


7. For something good enough to drink on its own, but not so pricey you feel bad adding OJ, try our Camino Calixo Cava (citrusy Spanish bubbly).

Madame Liberté Brut

For Family Brunch


8. Or, opt for the zippy American Sparkler, Madame Liberté Brut.

Empire Estate Dry Riesling

For Thanksgiving Dinner


Folks spend way too much energy trying to pair with specific foods. Choose instead for the experience and the company. Because Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday, I often recommend American wines:


9. Try our Empire Estate Dry Riesling (it really IS dry!), with floral notes and lemony mineral.


 The Federalist Zinfandel

For Thanksgiving Dinner


10. Or, pour The Federalist Zinfandel, bourbon barrel aged, intense raspberry, pepper and caramel notes.



SERVING TIP: Holiday meals are about serving family-style, and that includes the wine. Don’t sweat it. I like to have plenty of wine already opened on the table, and let guests pour their own.

The Holy Snail Sauvignon Blanc

For Holiday Parties


11. The Holy Snail Sauvignon Blanc is fresh, delicate and understated — yes to shrimp cocktail.


DMZ Chardonnay

For Holiday Parties


12. South Africa’s DMZ Chardonnay is a fun sip from the other side of the world. Balanced, crisp and appley, not oaky.

Presto Prosecco

For Holiday Parties


13. For bubbles, our magnum of Presto Prosecco fits the bill perfectly. Ten bubbly glasses of fruity apple and pear per bottle = more party!

Undaunted Malbec

Around the Fire


14. Whether it’s a crackling fire outside or cozy hearth inside, the first wine that comes to mind is Undaunted Malbec. Lush, structured and delicious with a beautiful color in the firelight.


Criterion Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon

Around the Fire


15. Criterion Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon is a wonderful fireside sipper. Inky with complex flavors of eucalyptus and black plum. And the ripe spiciness loves seared steaks.

La Royale Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Evening Nightcap


16. La Royale Châteauneuf-du-Pape is the wine you open after the last gifts are placed under the tree. Exceptional 2015 vintage from the exceptional Brunier family. Incredible concentration, intensity and balance.


Jacques Bardelot Champagne Brut

Evening Nightcap


17. Another really special bottle is Jacques Bardelot Champagne Brut. A REAL Champagne! Fresh, elegant, satisfying goodness from a small producer dedicated to quality.

Holiday Wines from Whole Foods Market

Wine is intended to be enjoyed with the people you enjoy, to spark conversation and toasts. Time to relax, reconnect and give thanks. Cheers!


Devon Broglie is the Master Sommelier for Whole Foods Market and is one of only 236 Master Sommeliers in the world. Whole Foods Market is the only national grocer with a Master Sommelier on staff to taste and select wine for the department.

Buying wine can seem intimidating, but we're here to help. Here are a few bottles that our team has selected to give you a go-to for absolutely every occasion or palate.

Buying wine can seem intimidating, but we're here to help. Here are a few bottles that our team has selected to give you a go-to for absolutely every occasion or palate.

The Perfect Host Gift


1. Domaine Petroni AOP Corse is a bright, delicious and crowd-pleasing red wine with plum and raspberry notes from, you guessed it, Corsica!


The Top Bottle Under $25


2. Our Banshee Sonoma County Pinot Noir, with silky hibiscus and hints of mandarin, shows you’ve got the knowledge to find quality and the savvy to make a smart purchase.


When Guests Walk in the Door


3. Pink, festive De Chanceny Crémant de Loire Rosé Brut says, “Let’s get this party started!” Expect fresh berry flavors, aromatic intensity and everlasting bubbles.


With Appetizers

Go with a clean and lighter-bodied wine to whet your guests’ palates.


4. Monterustico Langhe Bianco has tart green apple and crisp mineral notes.


With Appetizers

Go with a clean and lighter-bodied wine to whet your guests’ palates.


5. El Terrano Tempranillo, a lighter Red, has loads of blackberry and currant flavors and lively acidity.

For Family Brunch


6. J. Lassalle Brut Premier Cru is THE champagne to celebrate truly special moments this holiday season.


For Family Brunch


7. For something good enough to drink on its own, but not so pricey you feel bad adding OJ, try our Camino Calixo Cava (citrusy Spanish bubbly).

For Family Brunch


8. Or, opt for the zippy American Sparkler, Madame Liberté Brut.

For Thanksgiving Dinner


Folks spend way too much energy trying to pair with specific foods. Choose instead for the experience and the company. Because Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday, I often recommend American wines:


9. Try our Empire Estate Dry Riesling (it really IS dry!), with floral notes and lemony mineral.


For Thanksgiving Dinner


10. Or, pour The Federalist Zinfandel, bourbon barrel aged, intense raspberry, pepper and caramel notes.



SERVING TIP: Holiday meals are about serving family-style, and that includes the wine. Don’t sweat it. I like to have plenty of wine already opened on the table, and let guests pour their own.

For Holiday Parties


11. The Holy Snail Sauvignon Blanc is fresh, delicate and understated — yes to shrimp cocktail.


For Holiday Parties


12. South Africa’s DMZ Chardonnay is a fun sip from the other side of the world. Balanced, crisp and appley, not oaky.

For Holiday Parties


13. For bubbles, our magnum of Presto Prosecco fits the bill perfectly. Ten bubbly glasses of fruity apple and pear per bottle = more party!

Around the Fire


14. Whether it’s a crackling fire outside or cozy hearth inside, the first wine that comes to mind is Undaunted Malbec. Lush, structured and delicious with a beautiful color in the firelight.


Around the Fire


15. Criterion Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon is a wonderful fireside sipper. Inky with complex flavors of eucalyptus and black plum. And the ripe spiciness loves seared steaks.

Evening Nightcap


16. La Royale Châteauneuf-du-Pape is the wine you open after the last gifts are placed under the tree. Exceptional 2015 vintage from the exceptional Brunier family. Incredible concentration, intensity and balance.


Evening Nightcap


17. Another really special bottle is Jacques Bardelot Champagne Brut. A REAL Champagne! Fresh, elegant, satisfying goodness from a small producer dedicated to quality.

Wine is intended to be enjoyed with the people you enjoy, to spark conversation and toasts. Time to relax, reconnect and give thanks. Cheers!


Devon Broglie is the Master Sommelier for Whole Foods Market and is one of only 236 Master Sommeliers in the world. Whole Foods Market is the only national grocer with a Master Sommelier on staff to taste and select wine for the department.

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