Bordeaux Bargains Abound: Whole Foods Market® Secures Limited-Time-Only Steals From Sought-After 2009 Vintage

Join Bordeaux Twitter Tasting Mar. 11

Mar 03, 2011, 06:00 ET from Whole Foods Market

AUSTIN, Texas, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Offering an early taste of the 2009 Bordeaux vintage that wine experts suggest will be the best in more than 30 years, Whole Foods Market now features a limited supply of Bordeaux wines that are true bargains but drink like they cost a fortune.

"The 'grandmere' of the wine world, Bordeaux wines are some of the finest and most desirable wines in the world. They are rich in heritage and steeped in flavors that provide a real sense of place, exuding tastes of where they come from," said Doug Bell, global wine buyer for Whole Foods Market. "This special shipment of Bordeaux wines was selected and priced to introduce these old-world wines to shoppers who may have previously been intimidated by its bold history, reputation and price. We are delighted to offer these much-anticipated treasures this spring."

Priced under $20, the two white and seven red Bordeaux wines that Whole Foods Market is featuring this March and April, while supplies last, are hand-selected wines from small, family-owned properties – or "petits chateaux" – in the Bordeaux region, one of France's best-known and largest wine regions. Whole Foods Market has bought the entire vintage of all but one of these wines.

Bordeaux Twitter Tasting

Whole Foods Market invites shoppers to its Twitter Tasting on Mar. 11, from 6-7p.m. CST when its global wine and cheese buyers will lead a virtual tasting of four of the featured wines and accompanying cheeses. To RSVP or for more information, visit Follow @WFMWineGuys and #WFMWine and check with local stores for Twitter Tasting events.  

Here are Whole Foods Market's 2009 Bordeaux wines:

Chateau Bonnet

Entre-Deux-Mers Blanc

Chateau Magence

Graves Blanc

Chateau Le Touzinard

Bordeaux Rouge

Chateau La Fleur Dallon

Blaye Cotes de Bordeaux Rouge

Chateau La Graviere

Bordeaux Rouge

Chateau Moulin de Mallet

Bordeaux Rouge

Chateau Robin

Lussac-Saint-Emilion Rouge

Chateau Picau-Perna

Saint-Emilion Rouge

Chateau Haut-Laborie

Bordeaux Rouge

Note: Wine, recipe and vineyard photos are available at


Ashley Hawkins, Whole Foods Market

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