Whole Foods Market Wine Geek

Yes, I am going to be one of Whole Foods Market’s wine geeks, providing my two cents on some of my favorite wines you can find at their stores.  Look for my Texas Wine Gal shelf talker soon!

Here are three wines that I buy regularly during summer:

Duchman Family Winery Vermentino 2010 ($14.99) - a great alternative to Sauvignon Blanc, this wine is crisp and refreshing with citrus notes.  One of my favorite Texas wines, it pairs well with seafood, oysters and salad.

Bieler Pere et Fils Rose 2012 ($12.99) — I can’t get enough of this summer sipper. This deeply colored, dry rose from Provence has lots of red fruit flavor with a lingering finish. Enjoy poolside or with salads and grilled chicken or shrimp.

Drouhin Vaudon Chablis 2010 ($32.99) — my “splurge” wine is from the northernmost region of Burgundy, France, where its chalky, limestone soil provides great minerality in this chardonnay. With pear and citrus flavors, enjoy this refreshing white with crisp acidity by itself or pair with salads, chicken or fish.


Tour de Vin with Friends

The Wine and Food Foundation of Texas' Tour de Vin is always one of my favorite events. I usually go with friends to sip and savor all the great wines and food. This year was no exception - I met Kate Lowery there and ran into my wine study buddies Matt (What Are You Drinking blog) and Garrett, as well as Alissa (SAHMmelier blog) and her husband.

My favorite wines of the night? 

Joseph Drouhin Vaudon Chablis 2010

Schloss Vollrads Riesling

Chateau de Campuget Rose

Matt and Garrett — my wine study buddies

My fellow winos!