It’s New Year’s Eve in the Hamptons—and everywhere else—and no matter where you’re celebrating, the drink in your glass is of the utmost importance.
The tradition of a midnight toast on New Year’s Eve is, while not quite as old as New Year’s Eve itself, a time-honored rite of passage from one year to the next, so you want to get it right. We spoke with Karl Hansen, owner of Westhampton Fine Wines, who considered both quality and value when recommending ringing in the New Year with these five fantastic sparklers.
Louis de Sacy Brut Rose Grand Cru—93 Points Wine Spectator ($41.99)
Gaston-Chiquet “Tradition” Magnum—90 Points Wine Advocate ($109.00)
Bohigas Brut Cava Reserva ($15.99)
2002 Dom Perignon Gift Pack ($149.00)
Duc de Romet Brut Prestige—91 Points Wine Spectator ($28.99)
But New Year’s Eve isn’t just about the bubbles. Hansen says that for the last night of 2011 (or the first night of 2012, depending on one’s perspective), he has “the world’s finest still wines for your partying—including selected vintages of Lafite Rothschild, Cos d’Estournel, Lynch Bages, Domaine Romanee Conti, Louis Jadot, Anne Gros, Guigal, Gaja, Sassicaia, Tignanello, Clerico, Pride, Merus, Turley, Torbreck, Penfold’s and many more!”
We’ll drink to that. Everyone raise a glass to a Happy New Year in the Hamptons!
“Five Fantastic Bubblies to Toast the New Year” is brought to you by Westhampton Fine Wine, 171 Montauk Highway, Westhampton Beach, NY. Call (631) 288-0138 or visit online at westhamptonfinewine.com
About Westhampton Fine Wine: We are starting our second full year in business, serving Long Island from Montauk to Manhattan. We thank the growing number of customers who appreciate the truly unique wine selection in our store. We invite everyone else to see what we have, either by visiting our store, or our website at westhamptonfinewine.com.
Our goal is to provide the greatest value to each customer with every bottle purchased, from our wide selection of vintages under $10 to the rarest Bordeaux and Burgundies. Each vintage is sampled to ensure our value standards are met, before any bottle is placed on the shelves for sale.
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