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Australia is probably the greatest place on earth to be over January. Everyone is in relax mode and the weather is begging for you to get out and about. Of course, we always think that you should be wine-prepared for any occasion too. Here are five of the best summer holiday destinations and the wine to take with you.

The Coast

Join the crowds heading to the coast for the summer of Rosé.  A dozen bottles of our fave Rosé packed in under the boogie boards and towels and your relaxation is guaranteed. Perfect for barbeques on the deck, it is also a real crowd-pleaser; just keep it chilled and ready for friends dropping in. Or you can just sit on the beach with a glass or three and get started on that summer reading list. We may just be doing that right now.

The River

Camping doesn’t have to be about tinnies and snags on the barbie. Blow up your flamingo inflatable and float away your time on the river with a giant Aperol Spritz using Bianca Vigna Prosecco that will turn any campsite by the river into a total glampsite. So that’s two parts Aperol, three parts Prosecco, a splash of soda water and a slice of orange over ice. Team it with some olives, artichokes and marinated fetta on crackers. Completely freaking idyllic.

Summer sport

Heading to the tennis or the cricket this summer? Here is a little sneaky favourite that we like to take along for a refreshing but civilised tipple in the cheap seats – Moscato fruit salad. Grab a jar and fill it with raspberries, blackberries, cherries, blueberries…you get the gist. Throw in some grapes if you have them on hand and sprinkle in some sugar. Then slowly fill the jar with Moscato and screw on the lid. A couple of hours into the match, you can pull this from the esky and tuck straight in. We recommend using a spoon rather than swigging straight from the jar but…no judgement.

The city

Having a sophisticated stay in the city over Summer? We think this is a great opportunity to indulge in top quality cuisine with some classy reds.  Let us know where your fave inner-city restaurants are. For us, we like to head to Sunshine Social for a bit of urban cool.

The staycation

If you are not heading away anywhere this could be the best summer holiday yet! Finish those little jobs around home and treat yourself to a box of Aquilani Pinot Grigio, the essence of the glamorous Northern Italy in a bottle. It is seriously as good as holidaying in Italy but you get to enjoy it right here during Australia’s summer.

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