Speaking of autumn: We sometimes drink hot, sweet, spicy wine in Sweden around Christmas. Warm rice wine is moderately popular here in Japan and something I really enjoy. Shōchū or Awamori cut with hot water is another good drink for cold days or chilly evenings. A new variation to me is umeshu and hot water. Very strong, full sweet flavour and it really heats you up. You feel every sip right out to your fingertips; it's like having a portable heater installed in your stomach. Try it.
And on a scientific note, I posted on G+ the other day about a small Youtube film showing just how bad P-values really are for estimating the quality of experimental results. Check it out here. It's well worth seeing.