Embrace and enjoy “transitional” wines.
With temperatures firmly in the cool camp and fall holidays around the corner, this is the time to fully lean into transitional wines. White wines with body and red wines with texture will match the environment and much of the food this time of year. The latter possesses more of a grip on the palate and some spice without ever crossing into the fruity category. For these workhorse wines, look no further than the reds of Jura, France. Jean Bourdy Côtes du Jura Rouge, a favorite and classic, is a blend of two traditional Jura grape varieties—Poulsard and Trousseau, with the addition of Pinot Noir. Look for similar wines at France 44 and Edina Liquor.
Contributed by Sarina Garibović, a certified sommelier and owner of Ženska Glava, a woman owned and operated wine and spirits events business; zenskaglava.com