Well, it’s 2021. Cheers to that!

I hope you raised a tasty and toasty glass of bubbly on New Year’s Eve – and New Year’s Day. Now we settle into this new year.

For me, it’s a time of reflection but also a time for steeling myself for the cold weather and the week’s news. It’s all a mess.

What wine makes it better? Something from Down Under.

A spicy, sultry Australian Shiraz. With an equally evocative label. Like The Boxer from Mollydooker. This mouth-watering description is from the folks at Empire Wine in Albany, NY:

“Cedar, chocolate and mint accent cola, plum and berry fruit on the nose, while the full-bodied palate is round, supple and expansive. It’s creamy-ripe, yet the wine ends silky and mouthwatering. It hits the spot.”

For more information visit mollydookerwines.com

Check out the selection at Empire Wine & Liquor at empirewine.com