For many of us, January can sometimes feel like the longest of months with not much to celebrate especially if you’re like me, and cold weather does not excite you.  There are, however, a few things we can do keep our spirits up.  On a chilly, January day a hearty meal enjoyed with an even heartier wine, can be just what we need to ease our minds and warm our hearts.  So what wine should we look for to cure the January blues?  Tenuta Vitalonga’s Terre di Confine is an 80/20 blend of montepulciano and merlot, delivers mouthfuls of black currant, licorice and dried leaves and positively begs to be paired with a rich stew. With powerful tannins and teeth-staining richness, this wine is not for the faint of heart, however, on the right occasion Terre di Confine can be as comforting as a warm fire and a kiss from a loved one.  A family-operated estate since 1950, Maravalle brothers, Gian Luigi and Pier Francesco, grow both native and international varietals, resulting in wines that are exciting and approachable, while classically Italian in the best possible sense.  So wrap yourself up in a warm blanket and open up a bottle of Terre di Confine, and perhaps the winter won’t seem so long:)