When we lived in New England many years ago, it was an annual fall tradition to head to a local apple orchard to buy fresh apples. Nothing tasted better! However, I had never tasted apple cider doughnuts until a visit to New Hampshire a few years ago. Mark, our brother in law, took us to an apple orchard and bought a dozen of these tangy, sweet, sugary treats. Although I generally stay away from donuts, I have to admit, these had me hooked!
Autumn is the time for a chill in the air, falling leaves, ghosts and goblins, and the season to give thanks. It's also a time to switch from those refreshing white and rose wines of summer to warm, dark red wines reflective of the season. Phantom 2014 Red by Bogle (purchased $20.00/14.5% alc) is a seductive red blend that is sure to leave a warm, spicy, lingering taste in the mouth of any red wine lover.