Longing to break winter's grip? South of the equator they're basking in summer sun and warmth and we'll capture the same mood for much less than a full-fare airline ticket! It's not just their unique wines that differentiate our southern soulmates but also vibrant local cuisines.
There's no lack of inspiration: South Africa's funky fruity local Pinotage with Malay-spiced bobotie, sun-loving Chilean wines with infamously adorned completo gourmet hot dog, Australia's Mediterranean-inspired Big Reds with perfectly prepared--dare we say it?--jumpy mascot (sorry, skippy) or New Zealand's incomparably tropical mouthwatering Sauvignon Blancs with steamed mussels. And no, we won't forget mega-popular Malbec from Argentina and lots of other fantastic specialties from the globe's underside.