Fall Must-Haves for Wine and Cocktail Lovers

This month, we’re discovering and sharing some awesome wine, spirits and accessories for the fall season and beyond. They will put smiles on your face and others you hip to these must-haves. Browse the list and stock up; the good stuff never lasts long.

 

vSpin Wine Aerator

vSpin Wine Aerator

Straightforward, quick and useful – this beautiful aerator decants wine in five minutes. The simple instructions make setup a breeze. The power generated vortex releases subtle fragrances and spices from a cabernet sauvignon – a wine lover’s dream.

Size: 2.51 lbs.
Retail Price: $250
Available: Amazon.com

 

Empower Cosmopolitan Martini

Empower Cosmopolitan Martini

Chill, garnish and serve! This smooth martini greets the palate with sweetness and the pleasant vodka aftertaste reminds the consumer who’s in charge. It includes full-bodied ingredients (sweet potato vodka, triple sec, cranberry and lime) found in a wonderfully-made cocktail.

Size: 750ml
Retail Price: $21.99
Available: www.internationalwineshop.com

 

Jacobsen Salt Co. & Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Salt Set

Jacobsen Salt Co. & Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Salt Set

Drink your wine and eat it too. This chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon-infused salts taste like the varietals – dry and pungent. The chardonnay enhances shrimp and cheesy grits and the “cab” perks up a turkey burger. Sprinkle the briny rocks with a gentle hand, a little goes a long way.

Size: 2 – 3.2 oz. jars
Retail Price: $18 ( Use code ‘WOODBRIDGE’ for 35% off their purchase.)
Available: www.JacobsenSalt.com

 

The Neighborgoods Love the Wine You’re With Dish Towel

The Neighborgoods Love the Wine You're With Dish Towel

Use this fun handprinted towel for drying or removing smudges from wine glasses. The 100 percent, flour sack cotton is thin, absorbent and machine washable. It makes a great hostess gift.

Size: Approx. 24″x26″
Retail Price: $18
Available: www.theneighborgoods.com

 

Ferme de Romilly Doux (Sweet) Cidre 

Ferme de Romilly Doux (Sweet) Cidre

Fermented goodness! This delicious cidre (cider) smells like an apple orchard in the fall. The sugary wine offers a strong earthy flavor that tempers the sweetness. The alcohol (4.6%) provides enough kick for a relaxing afternoon.

Size: 750 ml
Retail price: $14.99
Available: Whole Foods, Total Wine and other wine retailers

 

Truly Spiked & Sparkling Colima Lime

Truly Spiked & Sparkling Colima Lime
Pucker up! This refreshing beverage features lime with bite. The low-calorie, low-sugar drink contains 5 percent alcohol with a look and feel of a soda. It gives partygoers another light option besides beer.

Size: 16 oz. can | 6-pack slim can | 12-pack slim can
Retail price: $2.49 | $9.99 | $18.49
Available: Wine retailers and grocery stores nationwide

 

Shaker33 Cocktail Shaker

Shaker33 Cocktail Shaker

A bar necessity – this one-hand shaker opens with ease and closes firmly to prevents leaks. The removable, dual flow strainer offers a slow or quick pour. It produces low condensation leaving fruity martinis chilled. Also available in other styles such as stainless steel, black and frosted.

Size: 24 oz.
Retail Price: $29.95
Available: www.Shaker33.com

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Rekaya, aka The Food Temptress, is a freelance journalist, author and co-host of the sports podcast “Black Girls Talk Sports.” She has written content for Amtrak, Writer’s Digest Books and various lifestyle magazines. She also has penned seven books in multiple genres. In her spare time, she enjoys developing recipes and exploring Virginia’s 200+ wineries.