Of course you can do white after Labour Day.
And pink, orange, brown and most certainly sparkling, for that matter. It's just that the return of fall's cooler eves and shorter days welcome the return of reds. It's a bit too early for those brooding, big, soul-warming reds of winter. There is still glorious sunshine outside! But it is the perfect season for drinking those light / medium-bodied, friendly, gently-warming red wines, ones that don't require hearty stewed or roasted dishes to counter, but will partner well to autumnal fare: think wild mushrooms, winter squash, beans, rabbit, sausages and the like.
Here are ten reds we've tasted this year that make us think fall, and will help you transition from summer.