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Dear Abby: 

You write a lot about discovering and/or falling in love with new drinks, foods and related items (things I’d never learn about without you). What would you say is your “Abby’s Favorite Thing” this month? –Edible Fan

Dear Edible Fan:

How sweet! I can think of two off the top of my head. First is the

Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Caring Cooler, which was released this summer. When the weather gets chilly, which isn’t too far in the future thank goodness, I imagine myself toting this to Siesta Beach for sunset viewings. It is a limited-edition, vibrantly colored designer cooler that was created in support of Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger in America. Super cute, it is for sale on, and only $35 (100 percent of the proceeds go to the cause). How to fill it? Go for a bottle of  Devotion Vodka Black and Blue, which is blueberry-flavored and from the world’s first gluten-free, sugar-free vodka company. No sugary flavoring agents and artificial sweeteners, just the quality stuff. Cheers to good causes and cocktails this fall!