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Wines you need for #NationalWineDay

Need an excuse to crack open a bottle of wine tonight?

Well, here it is – National Wine Day.

Here are a few wines our columnist Robert Godfrey recommends to celebrate the holiday.

Look south of the equator.

The southern hemisphere is currently in the midst of autumn, which means it's grape harvest time for countries, like New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Argentina and Chile. Click here for a few of Godfrey's favorites from the southernmost wine regions.

Having Mexican tonight? These wines go best with a little spice.

Pair your spicy dishes from south of the border with these wines that balance acidity and earth notes.

Drinking white wine? Here's what to know.

When you think of white wine, you're probably thinking Chardonnay, Pino Grigio, Riesling or Sauvignon Blanc. But there are hundreds of other white wines worth a try. Here are a few you should taste tonight.

Whether you're drinking red or white, stay away from these common wine mistakes.

Whatever you do, don't put ice in it. Oh, and mason jars aren't wine glasses.

Looking to extend your #NationalWineDay celebration?

Here's some wine news to look forward to.