The Significance of Champagne for New Year’s Eve

As Wikipedia defines the sparkling drink that is well known for the majority of celebrations around the world: Champagne is a type of sparkling wine and type of an alcoholic drink produced from grapes grown in the champagne region of France following rules that demand, among other things, secondary fermentation of the wine in the bottle to create carbonation, specific vineyard practices, sourcing of grapes exclusively from specific parcels in the champagne appellation and specific pressing regimes unique to the region.

Some use the term champagne as a generic term for sparkling wine, but in many countries, it is illegal to label any product champagne unless it both comes from the Champagne region and is produced under the rules of the appellation.

Did you know that back in the day, champagne was only for the royalty? It’s true. Believe it or not, it was only an exclusive because making champagne was really expensive back in the 16th Century. Aristocrats enjoy champagne in during important events like royal parties and gatherings. Louis XIV of France started loving it when he first tasted it during his teenage years.

Champagne had continued to be the choice for the noble and royalty from the 17th until the 19th centuries. It was also associated with good luck when it was a prime factor of ceremonial ship launches as a naval tradition through breaking a sacrificial bottle of champagne over the ship’s bow as the ship is name aloud and launched into the seas.

Not to mention, champagne was also a tradition not only on the seas but on the racetracks where race car drivers spray up a bottle of champagne while on the winner’s podiums during the 1960s.

Celebration of New Year was not as free as it was a long time ago due to it’s religious significance where you can’t just drink your champagne and celebrate a brand-new year. As years go by, champagne gets more accessible to various people, not only the wealthiest since price goes down and wine-making technologies improve the production of champagne. This is where popping a champagne bottle started which was perfect for New Year’s Eve.

Today, champagne has been a mark of celebrating New Year’s Eve since it signifies not only luck but also the joys and a fresh start into an entire year of life. Happy New Year!

 

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Cocktail Recipes for New Year’s Eve

Have you planned how your New Year’s Eve party will be? If not, well start planning before it’s too late. It is a fact that the New Year’s Eve is well-known as the last day of the year, is on December 31 which is the seventh day of the Christmas season. In many countries,

New Year’s Eve is often celebrated at evening social gatherings, where many people dance, eat, drink alcoholic beverages, and watch or light fireworks to mark the new year.

This is the best time for a celebration to say our goodbyes for 2017 and off to the new year. New Year’s Eve is definitely the greatest party and it only happens once a year. While you have the most delicious meals planned or prepared, you might be missing the most important part of an awesome New Year’s Eve party: Cocktails

I’m sure a simple champagne won’t be enough to have the best end of the year party. We’re here to help you. We have gathered the best cocktail recipes which some we have tried and new recipes which will definitely spice up your evening.

  1. Fireball Hot Toddies

  1. Mimosa Floats

  1. Kokomo

  1. Vodka Espresso Cocktail

  1. Jack Frost Cocktail

  1. Lychee Martinis

  1. Brandy Alexander

 

There you have it. I’m sure some of these cocktail recipes which make your New Year’s Eve go smoothly if not enjoyable. Don’t forget our year end special offer: Get a special $10 credit if while you’re doing online purchases from our website or our specialized app. Use this code when you start your purchase: newyearscwc

And our bottles promo is still up on our display displays stands. Be sure not to miss them when you visit our store. Get 30% off on 3 bottles, while 50% off when you purchase 12 bottles. Have a wonderful happy new year!

New Year’s Eve Dinner and Wine Pairing

Hurray for 2018! I’m sure you’re almost ready to say farewell to this year. Remembering our days of ups and downs certainly helps us to reflect on them and make something great next year. Your celebration won’t be enough without getting the best wine possible. Like before, these pairings will help you out in selecting the best deals and greatest wine selections:

  1. Sauvignon Blanc is best paired with salads and mostly any vegetable-rich dishes. If most of your family member are vegan and wanted to enjoy that salad with wine, then this will be a great vegan dinner partner! We have tried this recipe called Gorgonzola Spinach Artichoke Dip and it should be a great dish to add on your New Year’s Eve super menu.

 

  1. Pinot Noir can be considered as an easy-tasting wine that goes along very well with meats like turkey or beef and if you have a delicious salmon dish, pinot noir will be a great match. Not only that, it goes along with almost any dinner courses including desert. There’s a recipe called Sweet-and-Spicy Cola-Glazed Ham that is both sweet, spicy and delicious at the same time.

 

  1. Chardonnay can be a great pair if your dinner is more of a buttery creamy type. It can further improve the taste with some oven-roasted dishes and mashed potatoes. If you don’t like plain-old mashed potatoes. You can try this twist: New Year’s Eve Potatoes.

 

  1. Sparkling can be a great partner with seafood including oysters. Oh, and don’t forget cheese. It goes along pretty well too. Try this simple but great Roasted Shrimp Cocktail.

 

  1. Cabernet Sauvignon will make those beefy dishes superb. If you think sausage pizza is not a great quick thanksgiving dinner then think again. Believe it or not, cabernet sauvignon can also be a great combination to that sausage pizza you are embarrassed of. Some basic like Mom’s Basic Meatloaf to make you feel at home. Not only that, this recipe tastes great with this kind of wine too!

 

  1. Merlot is best served with pies like shepherd’s pie and other heavily-oriented dishes. Spicy rice dishes like jambalaya can be a great companion to merlot. From Asian-inspired dishes to simple cheeseburgers, this type of will complete your feast. If you’re in the mood for burgers and tomatoes, this Tomato Bun Slider recipe will come in handy.

 

And that’s it. We’re having a special $10 credit if you do online purchases from our website or our specialized app using this code: newyearscwc

Also, we still have our bottles promo still on display. Get 30% off on 3 bottles, while 50% off when you purchase 12 bottles. Happy 2018!

The Best Wine Gifts For Christmas

People celebrate Christmas in a lot of ways. Before the actual day, people are a lot busy as you think with their home decors, fancy gardening with those distinctive lights, Christmas trees that will take a lot of your time decorating with the best Christmas balls you find on the store. It has been a tradition.

Did you know that because gift-giving and many other aspects of the Christmas festival involve heightened economic activity, the holiday has become a significant event and a key sales period for retailers and businesses? The economic impact of Christmas has grown steadily over the past few centuries in many regions of the world.

Gift-giving will probably stay longer that you think of. Have you already had the best Christmas present for your wine-loving friend or relative? These wonderful yet affordable wine selections are some of our great choices for the perfect Christmas gift for your friend or relative:

  1. Apothic White Blend

  1. The Pinot Project Pinot Noir California

  1. Villages De France Sauvignon Blanc

  1. La Marca Prosecco 187

  1. Martini & Rossi Rosso Sweet Vermouth

So ready your gift wraps ready and get these. I’m certain they will love it. And you don’t have to spend a whole lot too. If you want to have receive awesome credits from us, be sure to visit our online store or our app to and use this code when you start your online purchase: holidaycolumbia101

Also, we have our wine specials displayed on our shop. Get 30% off on 3 bottles, while 50% off when you purchase 12 bottles!

Five Awesome Christmas Recipes

Welcome Christmas with a big heart because its here. If you think Thanksgiving Day was great with the turkeys and all, I am sure that Christmas is greater because it is a time for gift-giving, give-loving, and more reunions! Christmas cards flies at your mailboxes, coupons from stores giving you the best deals for your shopping sprees, children anxious with their gifts, and who could forget Santa Claus? You better watch for because he is coming to your town soon enough if you’ve been doing good.

As Wikipedia said, “A special Christmas family meal is traditionally an important part of the holiday’s celebration, and the food that is served varies greatly from country to country. Some regions, such as Sicily, have special meals for Christmas Eve, when 12 kinds of fish are served. In the United Kingdom and countries influenced by its traditions, a standard Christmas meal includes turkey, goose or other large bird, gravy, potatoes, vegetables, sometimes bread and cider. Special desserts are also prepared, such as Christmas pudding, mince pies, fruit cake and Yule log cake.”

Turkeys aren’t just for thanksgiving though. There are a lot of options to choose from. Looking for the best and delicious Christmas dishes to cook? Search no further. Here are five of the best Christmas recipes that we recommend which even matches best with your wonderful red or white wine of your choice straight from the best from the web:

  1. Christmas Ham Wrapped in Puff Pastry

  1. Beer-Braised Chicken

  1. Christmas Stuffing with Bacon

  1. Roasted Brussels Sprouts

  1. Stilton, Bacon & Garlic Smashed Potatoes

 

These recipes will surely give you the greatest in your Christmas dinner history. Like I’ve said, these will match your red and wine selections of your choice. If you’re looking for a great deal, visit our online store or our app to receive exclusive credits when you purchase. Use the code: holidaycolumbia101

Also, we have our wine specials displayed on our shop. Get 30% off for 3 bottles. 50% off for 12 bottles. Have a great Christmas!

Christmas Cocktail Recipes That You’ll Love

It is a fact that Christmas day is honoring the birth of Jesus Christ which has evolved for millennia from pagan traditions to a get together celebration of many families or friends. It isn’t mostly about presents, good food, great family reunions and all. It’s also about celebrating a very special day once every year and it always gets better over the years.

Allow me to give you a refresher. Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed most commonly on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.

A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it is preceded by the season of Advent or the Nativity Fast and initiates the season of Christmastide, which historically in the West lasts twelve days and culminates on Twelfth Night.

History lessons aside, Christmas is celebrated around the world may it be December, January, or the similar. There’s nothing like a great cocktail for your Christmas party with some awe-inspiring cocktail recipes with some sugar, spice, and everything really nice. We have also tried ourselves so without further ado, here are some of the best Christmas holiday cocktail recipes:

 

  1. Mexicocoa

  1. Spiced Apple Syrup with Clementine & Cloves

  1. Spritz

  1. Mulled Wine Sangria

  1. Hot Apple Cider with Ginger

  1. Spiced Rum Punch with Citrus and Luxardo

  1. Vegan Eggnog

With these recipes, your Christmas party will surely be really fantastic. Be sure to match up these with some great food and some find bonding moments with your friends and family. Enjoy!

Ugly Sweater Parties: Is it really that hideous?

The so-called “Ugly Sweater party” is not so ugly as it is. In fact, it is even one of the popular Christmas tradition that was ever made. One can find a really nifty Christmas sweater to wear, give it mods that resemble a true car ricer’s masterpiece, show it to your friends and enjoy the whole celebration.

You can ever set up the best decor that you can think of. And get this: You don’t have to be a minimalist to be perfect. Think something cute yet close to excessive. Let your mind have the free will to do anything to your heart’s desire. And when it comes to party, one word comes to mind: “Enjoy”.

Wine preparation can be quite a challenge with celebrating with your Ugly yet lovely Sweaters. We have tried some of the far-out cocktail recipes before. Some turned out good and some… You know it. Luckily, we have found three of best Ugly Sweater Party cocktail recipes online that can best match this tradition:

Eggnog anyone? Not a bad idea. You can make a cocktail out of eggnog. Making Blender Eggnog is easy yet be warned: Use a really good blender for this.

How about we make something creative with milk bottles and Kool-Aid? Don’t worry, this one’s safe and you’ll see 2018 alive. This one’s quite good actually. An Ugly Christmas Sweater Party drink infused with vodka. Genius!

And finally, something to munch with a touch of rye whiskey. Meet the Sazerac Jelly Shots. This one’s got history. It says it was originated in New Orleans during the 1800s. Sazerac contained only sugar, bitters and Cognac. Many years have passed and it got evolved into some wonderful. Get on that pastry brush and start making some lovely jelly.

There you have it. Make one of these fruity concoctions and it will certainly but an “awe” to your sweater party. Oh, and before I forget, we are making a great deal this week. 40% off if you purchase 6 bottles of any brands of your choice. Be sure to drop by for a visit at our shop. Enjoy and let those creative minds shine!