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March 14, 2012
WholeVine cookies now available in Sacramento area

Give today's Food & Wine section a read and you'll learn about a new line of gourmet grapeseed products that are geared for gourmets and those who want to eat gluten-free. With some help and consultation from UC Davis, the Sonoma-based company WholeVine has crafted a variety of oils, flours and cookies all based on varietally specific grapeseeds that are leftover from the winemaking process.

While WholeVine's flours are only available at the wholesale level to bakers, and its cold-pressed grapeseed oils can only be purchased online or at the Kendall-Jackson tasting room, its line of gluten-free cookies are now available at Nugget stores in the Sacramento area. They cost about $7 for an eight ounce bag.

Having tasted a bunch of similar products in the past, I have to say these are the best gluten-free cookies I've ever had. Each type of cookie is made with a specific grapeseed flour, including chardonnay, merlot and sauvignon blanc. The end result is a cookie that's moist as it should be and will satisfy your sweet tooth, with an underlying bit of frutiness.

For more information: www.wholevine.com.

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