So many of us wine drinkers look forward to fall and the advent of cooler weather. The seasonal vegetables and fruits shift to a richer and more savory flavor, and our cooking styles change as well. With the slightest suggestion of a falling yellow leaf or chilly breeze, I make an excuse to don a scarf or sweater. I also find myself braising, roasting, baking, or making soups a lot more often.
Our wine choices also take the hint, as we reach for richer, fuller-bodied styles of reds and whites. Let's taste through a few delicious, yet budget-friendly wines that pair perfectly with the season's transitional weather and savory fare.