The best champagnes to ring in the new year

We can already hear the ringing chorus of the countdown to the New Year and for those who welcome the new year in style, whether at a party hosted by yourself or as a guest, champagne comes in handy, dear .

Champagne and celebrations will be linked forever, and popping the cork comes with exuberance, the sight of bubbles as they rise to the surface.

For these holidays, especially New Year’s, say cheers to these ideal champagnes for a festive celebration.

Four champagnes for the new year

The house: Moët & Chandon

Moët & Chandon: Rose Imperial, New Year's champagne.  Image: supplied
New Year’s Champagne, Moët & Chandon: Rose Imperial. Image: supplied

With more than 279 years of history, Moët & Chandon has become a social status among certain circles, associated with luxury and high-class events. For 2022, the French Grande Maison that brought champagne to the world has launched a special edition gift box featuring its Brut Impérial, Nectar Impérial or Rosé Impérial.

Price: Choose between; Imperial Brut, R649.95 Imperial Nectar, R749.95 or Imperial Rosé, R799.95

Maison Ruinart

Maison Ruinart, Blanc de Blanc champagne.  Image: supplied
Maison Ruinart; Blanc de Blanc, New Year’s champagne Image: Provided

Maison Ruinart has a reputation for innovation and “environmental practices”. They have created a gift box that is recyclable, made from 99% paper and soil with a 60% CO₂ reduction.

The sensual shape of the case refers to the way the masters (the best) wrap their bottles in a white napkin, which can be used to better preserve the champagne and can be dipped in ice for effective cooling.

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This champagne is perfect for aperitifs, especially in summer. The Blanc de Blancs pairs very well with shellfish and shellfish.

Price: Blanc de Blanc, R1 399.95

Veuve Clicquot

Champagne for the New Year, Veuve Clicquot.  Image: supplied
New Year’s Champagne, Veuve Clicquot. Image: supplied

For Veuve Clicquot’s 250th anniversary, they have launched their ICONES collector’s edition inspired by the classic SMEG fidge, which pays tribute to a history of “solar” culture, design and innovation and is 100% sustainable.

Keep the champagne fresh for up to two hours and chill it before gathering with friends and family as the sun makes its daily finale and we promise you’ll be in the good books until next Christmas.

Price: ICONS Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Fridge x Smeg R799.95

Lady Gaga and Dom Pérignon

Lady Gaga and Dom Pérignon, New Year's champagne.  Image: supplied
Lady Gaga and Dom Pérignon. Image: supplied

International pop superstar and actress Lady Gaga has teamed up with Dom Pérignon for a bold collaboration.

Through creative freedom with the help of Cave’s chef, his Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 2008: Lady Gaga Limited Edition, has been described as a balance of high notes of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, a “brazen miracle like the ‘called the Maison”.

The packaging is eye-catching with detailed ripples and shifting elements in a shock of liquid magenta.

Price: Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 2008: Lady Gaga Limited Edition, R4 399.99

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