Of course, fresh flowers always provide
pleasure. And the best way we know to bring
bug-free flowers into the home and keep cost
to a minimum is to scope out the seasonal
offerings in Costco’s cut-flower kiosks.
If time is really short, purchase massive
bouquets of roses or Costco’s grower’s bunches
that echo the colors of the changing leaves, and
place them in vases scattered around the house,
especially in the guest bedroom and bath.
Costco’s Autumn Harvest
No one can deny the Pomegranates
harvested are not only a treat Indian Corn
to eat but also a pleasure to Ornamental Gourds
cook with. Who wouldn’t be Mixed Nuts
thrilled with the deep-orange Persimmons
or the crunch and juiciness Rib Roast
of a just-picked apple? Tom Turkey
So it is that Costco’s Kirkland Signature Spiral Ham
buyers search the world’s
Fall Fruit and Pecan Pies
markets seeking the finest
Pumpkin Pie and
in seasonal offerings. Here Pumpkin Cheesecake
is a sampling of Costco’s Loaf Breads such as
autumnal bounty: Pumpkin, Apple Crumb
and Praline Pecan
New Crop Washington Apples Fruit and Cheese Danish
Large Baking Potatoes Pastries
Bananas Dried-Fruit Trays
Savoring the delicateperfume,supplebody
and just a touch of feisty spice.
Alsace whites are a good
Season choice in the fall, as they tend
to have a subtle underpinning of
with earth and mushroom beneath
their pure, clear fruit flavors.
Riesling from this northeastern
perfect food wine. Gewürztraminer,
which smells of rose petals and
lychees, is a great turkey wine
Season of Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness and the classic accompaniment
to spicier Asian dishes. Pinot
Mellow fruitfulness? Keats Spain’s ruby-hued beauties
Costco Global Wine Director
Blanc marries well with practically
must have been thinking of from Rioja and Navarra have a
anything, and for something
Burgundy (Pinot Noir), or similarly mellow disposition.
a little different, try a Tokay
Classico. The combination Spain, is perhaps one of the
A personal favorite of mine is
of ripe, mellow fruit and the most underrated of all the reds.
one of the great Chenin Blancs
earthy aromas of autumn These beautiful wines show
from the Loire: Savennières.
This is one of the longest-lived
perfect choice for the season. The October sun setting over
whites in the world. Its high
Burgundy, France, is the the Tuscan hills … aah, Chianti.
acidity preserves it as it develops
over the years toward rich, nutty,
it’s good there, it’s unforget- Classico, and in this region it’s
honeyed, hedonistic maturity.
table. Gentle and refined, the worth spending a few dollars
Sherry: Often overlooked and
wines can reach unbelievable more for the real thing.
misunderstood, this is truly one
levels of complexity. Pinots Malbec from Argentina
of the wine world’s gems. From
the bone-dry Finos through
and the USA are usually bigger,
nutty and complex Amontillados
brighter and fruitier, but perhaps
to the rich, concentrated and
not as seductive: Bardot to
sometimes sweet Olorosos,
these wines have something