(Originally Published December 2010)
New Year’s eve does not seem complete without something effervescent in a tall slender glass to raise when one says so long to the old year and welcomes in the new year. But what to pour and what food to pair with it can leave a hostess a bit frustrated.
Sparkling Wine is only for special occasions or dessert… Nope, it should be consider for pairings just as you would wine. As for desserts many are too sweet to pair with a Brut sparkling wine (the most common type of sparkling wine) a Demi-sec sparkling wine maybe better suited for dessert
The sparkling wine selected is Thibaut-Jannison’s Virginia Fizz made from 100% Chardonnay in the traditional method (Methode Traditionnelle).Virginia Fizz along with another wonderful sparkling wine, Blanc de Chardonnay, come form a partnership between Claude Thibaut and Manuel Jannison. Yes, that would be the same Manuel Jannison that is the head of the world renown Champagne house Jannison et Fils in village of Verzenay (France).
So as this year draws to a close the following quote comes to mind.
“Let our New Year’s resolution be this: that we will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word” Goran Persson