If you are someone who is looking for a quieter, smaller, more intimate New Years Eve that doesn’t involve loud crowds and boy bands, I have a suggestion.  Why not have a few friends over and enjoy some champagne with traditional appetizers, and watch a classic film to boot?

The Chassenay d’Acre Premier Cuvee Brut is a marvelous choice. Made from 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay, this French Champagne cuvee has a light golden color with plenty of fine bubbles. The rich and complex scent exhibits floral, yellow apple, and spice notes. Flavors of lemon, apple, biscuit and a bit of honey and bright acidity will pair very well with smoked Salmon, creamed Herring, smoked oysters, and caviar. Right now, we are selling the Chassenay d’Acre Premier Cuvee Brut for $29.99.

Cary Grant in Holiday

The film Holiday (1938) with Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn while not as popular as Bringing Up Baby or The Philadelphia Story, is certainly as good.  Directed by one of the legendary directors of the Golden Age of Hollywood, Holiday is a bit more thoughtful, and less of a screwball comedy- more like a sweet, intelligent romantic comedy. Grant plays an up and coming business type who is engaged to a proper, upper crust young women, but wants a break or “holiday” from it all before he fully commits to his new world. He eventually realizes his finance’s free spirited sister could actually be the answer to his problem.

Happy New Year and we’ll see you in 2016!