With kids back in school, end-of-season sales on, and Friday night football in full swing, Labor Day merits a party to mark the last hoorah of summer. It’s time to host an outdoor picnic or bar-b-que with some harvest bounties that turn every September into a celebration of nature’s miraculous abundance. Nothing could be more celebratory than a table abundantly set with the finest wines and perfectly paired dishes. Let us offer some Labor Day inspiration with a Provencal Rose paired with grilled shrimp salad, Chateauneuf-Du-Pape to accompany a marinated BBQed leg of lamb, or a California Cabernet with a dry-rubbed steak. For those who prefer lighter fare during the final warm days of the season, nothing is more divinely refreshing than a crisp, dry Chablis paired with a salad of heirloom tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella. And don’t forget the bubbles to make a final toast to the summer of ’22! Peach crisp paired with Champagne is a Labor Day dessert that your guests will fondly reminisce about as the autumn months tiptoe in and farmstand peaches are nowhere to be found. At Benchmark Wine Group, fine and rare wine specialists are here to assist you with creating the ultimate Labor Day fete. Make sure to stock your Labor Day table with us before the summer is a distant memory!