The days are getting colder and shorter; as the leaves on trees outside change color to brilliant red or orange, your wine fridge is due for a turn of seasons too. Below are some variations that were given approval by wine connoisseurs!  

You can find these types at House Of Pure Vin, Detroit’s premiere wine shop – in-store or online.

Cabernet Sauvignon

Opulence

A new Detroit-made and Black owned brand, Opulence is a luxury brand developed by Dr. LaToya Thompson; sports physical therapist, wife and mother of three. Cab Sauvignon are typically high acidity and high tannin, with a unique combination of green pepper and vanilla from being aged in oak– the perfect way to make an autumn wine. Currently sold out in store, yet available for pre-order on www.opulencewine.com. 

Chenin Blanc

Three By Wade, $24.52

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Created by Dwyane Wade himself, Three By Wade’s Chenin Blanc is oak-barrel aged to give it a more full, deep flavor than it’s dry, summer wine counterpart. The process makes it more similar to a Chardonnay, meaning that you’ve found yourself a new wine to drink on Thanksgiving.

Italian Rose

Wifey Sparkling Rose, $21.00

Made from native grapes like Corvina, Aglianico, and Nerello Mascalese, Italian rosés often have a darker pink color and richer taste than their French and American counterparts. Signature flavors range from tart cherry and plum to orange zest and grilled fruit, all tinged with exotic spice, which makes Wifey’s Sparkling Italian Rose the perfect transition from light, airy summer wines. 

Zinfandel

Klinker Brick Old Vine, $21.99

Black-owned brand Klinker Brick created a smooth, ruby red Zinfandel blend that graces the palate with notes of dark cherry, raspberry, cranberry and black pepper. The result is a balanced and complex wine perfect for the backyard fall fire pit. 

Grenache Blanc

Young black man enjoying while drinking wine at home and looking away.

Joseph Swan Caties Corner, $28.00

Wine Enthusiast paid special attention to the flavors of waxy apple and creamy apricot, underlaid with “white flower” in their review of this light, crisp blend from Joseph Swan. Grenache Blancs pair well with soups, stroganoffs and other rich meals that keep you warm in autumn, so it should definitely get a feature on your shelves for chilly harvest moon nights. 

Red Blend

McBride Sisters Red Blend, $21.99

Another Black-owned brand to keep you cozy on the couch this fall. The McBride sister’s Red Blend combines the best flavors of the best seasonal reds, with every sip reminiscent of cobbler, mocha, toffee, and subtle cola and french Oak spices.  

Rhone White 

Château de La Font du Loup Côtes du Rhône (Signature Blanc), $25.50

France’s Rhone Valley is best known for inky, vibrant red blends, but the region’s slightly heavier white wines are a hidden gem for those in the know. Château de La Font’s Chenin Blanc features hints of citrus and ripe golden apple flavors mixed with traces of walnut and cream. It’s like strolling through an apple orchard with every sip.

Okay, BLAC family, you know we didn’t catch all of them. What else would you add to the list? We would love to know what’s in your wine cooler. 

Shop online at House of Pure Vin for all listed varieties, or stop by and wine shop at 1433 Woodward in Detroit.

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