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Champagne and Wine Suggestions for New Year's Eve Parties and Events
Your guide to perfect party pairings

Consider yourself warned: bubble guts and long lavatory visits will be the consequence of negligent champagne and wine selections. Don't be a victim. Instead, on New Year's Day 2010 you should be feasting on black-eyed peas, watching football and maybe even sifting through some bills. The toast on New Year's Eve, which officially brings in the New Year, traditionally marks the unmitigated totality and culmination of the year as well as the climax of the evening. Therefore, mustn't we honor this occasion appropriately? For just this one night, abandon the Andre and ditch the Sutter Home, because tonight, your taste is held to a higher standard. Here are a couple new world suggestions to help guide you.

New Year's Eve Wines

Although all of the Scholium Project wine varieties are new, hip and upcoming among this community and will be sure to satiate your palate, we've chosen the Babylon Tenbrick Project Petite Sirah from the Suisun Valley Vineyard in California as this year's landmark selection. Pour this fierce 2004 vintage throughout the night and an air of class and fun will ventilate your atmosphere.

A luxuriously crafted and classic choice for New Year's celebrations is always suitable. That's why we're suggesting the Long Shadows Winery Sequel 2006: a polished and precisely textured Syrah with pure class and contemporary innovations. Based out of Washington, this winery from the Columbia Valley competes with even the most acclaimed winemakers, the definitive preference for traditional celebrations.

Quintessa Red Wine 2001, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, is a signature variety with beauty and flair. Instead of intensifying your New Year's Eve experience to the extreme, relax, enjoy, and sip on this refined choice. What better way to rejoice than with this sophisticated and mature blend?

New Year's Eve Champagnes

When making that ever so anticipated toast, make sure your glass is not too full and without a doubt, sparkling! Bringing in the 2010 New Year denotes the end of one  decade and the beginning of another. Before a midnight kiss, a toast to this epoch is customary. Fill your flutes with Perrier Jouet Fleur de Champagne Rosé 2002, grab a handful of confetti, and live in the moment!

Sip the lesser known, yet equally elegant Domaine Ruinart Brut Rosé to begin 2010 with élan and style. We suggest casual sipping of this powerful and persistent selection, paired with creamy and decadent flavors.  Cheers!

A flagship of new age champagnes, Krug Grande Cuvée Brut, is another of our recommended flute fillers. Highly rated with sweet style and complex, refined depth, this gem alone is toast-worthy by itself. Feel an exclusive confidence in your celebration drink and raise your glass high!