This year, your New Year's Eve celebration might looks VERY different. However, your New Year's celebration might look very much the same. We love a cozy evening, in particular when it involves one of our favorite drinks, Champagne. Champagne is a perfect apertif, an easy ingredient for many of the best tasting and most simple cocktails, and an exceptional partner for many types of food.
New Year's Eve Picks 2020
Posted on Dec 29th 2020
Brut Cuvée Ste.-Anne is an absolutely stunning Champagne for its complexity, value and soulfulness. Rich and creamy on the palate, with tons of resonance, the Cuvée Ste.-Anne is absolutely impeccable. Dried orchard fruit, spice, pastry, baked apple tart and lemon confit all infuse the Cuvée Ste.-Anne with striking complexity and depth. I can’t think of too many Champagnes that deliver this level of quality for the money. Not surprisingly, I have seen it offered by the glass in a number of top restaurants around the world. Alexandre Chartogne does a fabulous job with this cuvée. Don’t miss it.
– Antonio Galloni (Vinous)
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Wine Spectator's #10 Wine of 2020
Founded in 1829, Bollinger is one of Champagne’s few remaining grandes marques that’s entirely family-owned. Cellar master Gilles Descôtes was elevated to head winemaker in 2013. He blended the 2012 La Grande Année, a racy version that doesn’t hold back, deftly pairing an intense spine of acidity with an expressive range of flavors offered by the 2/3 Pinot Noir, 1/3 Chardonnay blend, sourced from premier and grand crus vineyards. Following tradition, primary fermentation occurred in a mixture of 228- and 400-liter, neutral oak barrels. After blending and bottling for secondary fermentation, the 2012 aged in Bollinger’s cellars for six years before disgorgement in 2019.