new years eve

2015 New Year’s Eve Toast

Ringing in the New Year

Bright lights, cheering with friends and the countdown – you can just see it now. I assure you in every version of the perfect New Year’s Eve party there is always champagne. Popping the cork has historically been associated with lavished events but why do we drink this fizzy libation when the clock strikes midnight?

Sometime in the ninetieth-century champagne went from royalty-only and very special events to a huge phenomenon. Now people drink it casually but it has always remained the drink of choice when celebrating a joyous occasion. In some cases it is more symbolic, many athletes have champagne poured on them or boats smashed with them for celebration.

That begs the question, which champagne is recommended to celebrate New Year’s Eve? Well if it is something you want to make special, Festival Wine & Spirits suggests Perrier-Jouet Epoque. It has a hand painted bottle with two hand painted glasses. Normally it sells for $159.99, and we have on sale this New Year’s Eve for $79.99!

If you are looking for something just to toast with and don’t want to spend a whole lot, we recommend toasting with Chandon Brut Classic or La Marca Prosecco. Both give you a crisp, classic taste.

Toasts for 2015 New Year’s Eve

Not sure what to say on New Year’s Eve? Here are some suggestions for that too:

“Here’s health to those I love and wealth to those who love me.”

“I used to know a clever toast, But pshaw! I cannot think of it — So fill your glass to anything And, bless your souls, I’ll drink to it!”

“Here’s to a long life and a merry one. A quick death and an easy one. A pretty girl and an honest one. A cold beer – and another one!”

“May your troubles be less, and your blessings be more. And nothing but happiness come through your door.”

“Merry met and merry part, I drink to thee with all my heart.”


If you have any questions or are looking for suggestions for drinks to accompany your New Years celebration, come into Festival Wine and Spirits in Annapolis. Our knowledgeable staff is here to help. Also, make sure you check out our weekly specials, might just find something perfect for the new year!