September always reminds me of harvest, since that’s generally the month when parent winery GlenLyon brings in the majority of their grapes. They’ve turned from green to their red purple hue, in anticipation of just the right moment when sugar and PH meet.
Harvest is the beginning of the cycle of re-growth. The Fall harvest, the Winter dormancy, and Spring pruning are all necessary stages to enable Summer’s crop growth, which will undoubtably be made into great wine!
So with that, and a pairing of GlenLyon Syrah, let’s celebrate September and that beautiful burgundy wine color.
Without further ado, here’s my ripe red picks for September:
Lover’s Creep Nail Polish: Oh how I love Smith and Cult. This laquer is 8-Free (meaning void of toxins), incredibly long lasting, and shines like a gel. It’s also the is the perfect color for the beginning of fall.
Rewined Cabernet Candle: Repurposed wine bottles into candles…with a “cabernet” scent. What more could one ask for? (Well, a glass of wine and a bath perhaps.)
Burgandy Purse: Loving this on-trend oxblood cross-body bag.
Plaid Button Down: Rails makes the softest plaid button downs in all colors…but I’m vibe-ing on this red one for fall.
Wine Wipes (for your teeth!): If you’re one of those people who’s teeth stain red after a few sips of wine, these are for you! Easy to use and portable, you can have your wine (and white teeth too!)
Ningxia Red: My friend Rachel from Young Living/Beam and Bloom turned me onto Ningxia Red. Just mix with water and go! I can’t eat sugar (including fruit) so this is a wonderful way for me to sneak some fruit into my diet, including health benefits from the elusive Wolfberry!
Sam Edelmen Flat: I’m obsessed with these adorable flats, especially because of their tough-girl spikes on the bows!
Lululemon Tight: Turn heads in your yoga class with these comfy sweat-wicking red tights.
GlenLyon Syrah/Cabernet Blend: 90/10 blend of our Estate Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon.
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