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Hello 2023, and hello January.

For those of us in upstate, New York, the next few months can feel long and gloomy. On the Wine Side, it's time to think sunny thoughts about far-away lands where grapes are ripening to produce sun-drenched wines. Australia is just the place.
Australia in January is hot and sunny. Sounds lovely, doesn't it? You don't have to get on a plane to experience the climate. You can turn up the heat, put on shorts and sunglasses, and open a bottle of wine from Down Under to bring sunny Australia into your wine glass.

We have a great selection of Australian wines, not the least of which include 19 Crimes, Yellowtail, Lindeman's, Yalumba, Jacob's Creek, Penfolds, and more. Shiraz is a signature grape of Australia, and it's a great one to get to know in January as it's a powerhouse red, full of dark fruit, spice and rich aromas. Try the Mrs. Q from Quarisa.

It's not hot in Portugal in January, but it's mild, and January is a good time to be transported with Port wine, which often drinks like sunshine in a bottle. I like to think of Ports as fireside sippers, perfect for winter. Join us as we explore everything Port in our Wineology classes happening at the store on Wednesday January 18th and 25th. Click either button below to reserve your spots!