Here in Vancouver the rainy season has begun.
Sure, sure - we'll still see a smattering of sunny autumn days, but once the clouds start to roll in regularly - it's on.
I just tried the 2016 CVNE Monopole Viura from Rioja as raindrops were pelting our windows, and it was as if the sun broke through on my palate.
Fresh-blooming jasmine, gardenia and elderflower fill the aromatics, with fresh-squeezed lime, pomelo, and blood orange carrying the palate along a mineral core and generous acidity.
If you're anywhere around the world where the rain or snow will fall hard over the next little while and you need respite from it all? In case of emergency: twist cap.
Here in Vancouver it's around 23 bucks at places like Marquis Wine Cellar and Everything Wine. Elsewhere around the world, give it a whirl on Wine Searcher.