Goodbye, linen and Vinho Verde. Today I wear red pants for the last time this year.

 We'd be hard pressed to find a more idyllic spot than the yard at South Hollow Spirits, Truro, MA. The Hibiscus Ginger Fizz (white rum, ginger beer, and hibiscus tea), the red one on the left, was a great addition this summer.

We'd be hard pressed to find a more idyllic spot than the yard at South Hollow Spirits, Truro, MA. The Hibiscus Ginger Fizz (white rum, ginger beer, and hibiscus tea), the red one on the left, was a great addition this summer.

There will be no more linen this year. Last night's wine, Vinho Verde, will perhaps linger -- there isn't a rule for that -- but it won't be long now before we trade in the $6.99 summer spritz for Garnacha and Cabernet Franc. Meanwhile, these red pants are about to spend the rest of 2017 in a drawer.

We normally take a break from writing on holidays in the United States, but want to drop a quick note from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where Meghan and I often escape on such occasions as this Labor Day Weekend.

This summer Wine:Thirty Flight has tasted our first lineup of Swedish wine, toured Viking Ships in Norway, tried the barbecue in Memphis, broken down and experimented with a wine club in exchange for United Airlines miles (more to follow on the results of that), celebrated Rosé, Albariño, and Pinot Noir, and -- yes -- actually reviewed the Game of Thrones label red wine from Paso Robles.

We're closing the book in Summer 2017 with a short weekend bucket list:

Cheers, and thanks for sticking with us. Enjoy the day!