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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 welcoming the new year in style either at a party hosted by yourself or as a guest, champagne comes in handy, darling.

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

For this festive season, particularly New Years’ Eve, say cheers to these champagnes great for a festive celebration. 

Four Champagnes for the New Year

The Maison: Moët & Chandon 

Moët & Chandon: Rose Imperial, champagne for New Years. Picture: Supplied
Champagne for New Years, Moët & Chandon: Rose Imperial. Picture: Supplied

With over 279 years of history, Moët & Chandon has become a social status amongst certain circles, associated with luxury and upper-class events. For 2022, the French Grande Maison that brought champagne to the world has released a special edition gift box which includes their Brut Impérial, Nectar Impérial, or Rosé Impérial. 

Price: Pick between; Brut Impérial, R649.95 Nectar Impérial, R749.95 or Rosé Impérial, R799.95

Maison Ruinart 

Maison Ruinart, Blanc de Blanc champagne. Picture: Supplied
Maison Ruinart; Blanc de Blanc, champagne for New Years Picture: Supplied

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

The sensuous shape of the case nods to the way in which maîtres d’s (the very best) wrap their bottles in a white napkin – which can be used to better preserve your champagne and can be immersed in ice for effective cooling. 

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This champagne is perfect for aperitifs, particularly in the summer. The Blanc de Blancs pairs beautifully with seafood and shellfish.

Price: Blanc de Blanc, R1 399.95 

Veuve Clicquot

Champagne for the New Years, Veuve Clicquot. Picture: Supplied
Champagne for New Years, Veuve Clicquot. Picture: Supplied

For Veuve Clicquot’s 250th birthday they have released its ICONS collector’s edition inspired by the classic SMEG fidge, it pays homage to a history of ‘solaire’ culture, design and innovation – and is 100% sustainable. 

Keep your champagne cool for up to two hours and chill it prior to gathering with friends and family as the sun performs 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, champagne for New Year. Picture: Supplied
Lady Gaga and Dom Pérignon. Picture: 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 Chef de Cave, their Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 2008: Lady Gaga Limited Edition, has been described as a high-toned balance of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, an “insolent miracle as the Maison called it”.

The packaging is eye-catching detailed rippling, 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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