Historically, the more sophisticated New Year’s Eve parties have been dominated by Champagnes due to the heritage associated with the beverage and of course the fine taste that is almost guaranteed. However, New year wine has seen a bit of a shift in recent years due to many variants such as cava wine showing noticeable (or even unnoticeable) improvements.
Although the chances are that you aren’t looking to cut corners or be particularly thrify for New Years, it is of course the biggest party of the year, there are some alternatives that are not only cheaper but that some people are growing to prefer.
Many of the more seasoned Champagne fans are often a little hesitant to try cava wine or prosecco instead of Champagne, but once they do they rarely look back.
So, if you are still asking yourself the question, wine or champagne for New Year 2018 then why not err on the side of adventure and try something new?
In true Octavian style, we have even scoured the market to find the best wines you could potentially serve instead of Champagne for New Year’s Eve.