Australian wine sales have had a pretty tumultuous track record in the US. Looking back to the mid 2000's "critter labels" and popular priced wines from Australia were in high demand. And then, seemingly overnight, Australian wine sales dropped off the map. Of course, it wasn't really overnight, a combination of category over-saturation, a grape glut and a strong Australian dollar all took part in eroding the image of Australian wines. But in 2013 Australia is hoping to begin anew in the US.