Whole Foods Market's Spanish Wine Special and Taste and Tweet Event

Now through May 15 Whole Foods Market (1601 South Brentwood Boulevard, Brentwood; 314-968-7744) is offering a sale on Spanish wines, featuring twelve wines from eleven different regions of Spain.

To further hype promote the sale, the Whole Foods location in Brentwood will be hosting a Taste and Tweet Spanish wine tasting event this Thursday, April 19, at 7 p.m., when three Spanish wines will be available for tastings: Castell de Raimat Albariño from Costers del Segre in Catalonia, Faustino Rioja from Rioja in northern Spain and Más de Leda Tempranillo from Castilla and León in northwest Spain. This week, Gut Check met with Whole Foods specialty team leader Beth Hadican to get the lowdown on the Spanish wines and find out why this special is worth buying into.

Hadican informed us that all twelve wines are new to Whole Foods and exclusive to the Whole Foods chain. While the Taste and Tweet event is only being held at the Brentwood location, all Whole Foods locations nationwide (including the other St. Louis Whole Foods location at Town & Country Crossing) offer the Spanish wine promotion through May 15.

During our small preview we tasted five of the twelve wines that are currently available. Each wine had a pleasant flavor and lingering appeal, but we won't bore you with wino jargon. Instead, we'll leave it to you to taste for yourself. Suffice to say we were suitably impressed by our sampling and prepared to fund further research out of pocket. If you're interested in attending the Taste and Tweet event contact the store to reserve your spot. If you can't make it out to the event, it's still worth a stop by Whole Foods to pick up a bottle or two of Spanish vino -- seriously, some of these bottles are on sale for as low as $7.99.

If you're feeling ultra fancy and want to grab some cheese to pair with your wine, make sure to hit up the cheese department as well. In a helpful, predictable cross-promotional move, Whole Foods has labeled several cheeses as recommended pairings for its Spanish wines. Recipes to prepare and pair with each wine are also available, free of charge.

The full list of Spanish wines currently on sale are as follows: Lurton Vendejo, Raimat Albarino, Monte Oton Garnacha, Spartico NSA Tempranillo, Faustino, Castano Organic Monastrell, Protos Crianza, Maximo Tempranillo, Can Blau Blau, Mas de Leda, Montseran Garnacha and La Vendimia.

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