New Year's Eve Champagne Survival Guide: Tips and Tricks for a Fizzy and Festive Celebration
Happy New Year's Eve, everyone! Are you ready to ring in the new year with a bottle (or two) of bubbly? We know we are!
We've seen our fair share of champagne purchases over the years. And let us tell you, people really love their champagne on New Year's Eve. We've seen it all: people strutting in with their party dresses and top hats, ready to pop open a bottle at midnight; couples cooing over which brand to buy for their romantic evening in; and of course, the rowdy groups of friends looking for the cheapest (but still decent) bottle to share.
But no matter who you are or how you're celebrating, we've got you covered with a wide selection of champagnes to fit every budget and taste. From the classic and elegant Dom Perignon to the more budget-friendly Veuve Clicquot Brut, we've got something for everyone.
But let's be real, folks. As much as we love champagne, we all know it can be a bit... finicky. One minute it's all sparkling and festive, and the next minute it's spraying all over your fancy dress or suit. Trust us, we've seen it happen.
So if you're planning on popping open a bottle (or several) of champagne tonight, be sure to follow these simple tips to avoid any New Year's Eve disasters:
Chill your champagne properly. No one likes lukewarm champagne, so make sure you pop it in the fridge for at least a couple of hours before you plan to drink it.
Don't shake the bottle. We know it's tempting to give the bottle a little shake to get those bubbles going, but resist the urge! Shaking the bottle can lead to a champagne explosion and ruin your night (and your outfit).
Use a proper champagne flute. Sure, a red solo cup will technically do the job, but if you really want to impress your friends and/or significant other, use a proper champagne flute. It will enhance the taste and make you feel fancy.
Don't forget the champagne glasses! This may seem obvious, but we've seen people forget the glasses more times than we can count. Don't be that person.
Most importantly, have fun and be safe! No matter how you're celebrating, the most important thing is to have a good time and be safe. So pop that cork, raise a glass, and cheers to the new year!
From all of us at TAG Liquor Stores, have a happy and safe New Year's Eve!