National Champagne Day
There is a bit of controversy over this day's celebration. It is thought the reason everyone celebrates December 31st as National Champagne Day is because of the New Year's Eve saying - "It's Champagne Day!" It is champagne day as far as the New Year's celebration goes but as far as the National Holiday, it is more likely August 4.
Without further ado, if you do not have champagne on hand, there is plenty of time to go out and get a bottle of the bubbly! You want to be ready to raise your glasses with a toast of good cheer as you ring out the old and ring in the new at the midnight hour of December 31. Maybe even start celebrating early by playing host to a champagne breakfast. Since the beverage is classy champagne, the accompanying breakfast should be of a similarly high standard, including rich foods, such as, salmon, caviar, chocolate or pastries, Eggs Benedict... foods which offer a little more flair than the ordinary 'bacon & eggs' breakfast. Not a bad way to end the year...good food, good cheer!
Easy Eggs Benedict with Blender Hollandaise
Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict
A little something extra for the sweet tooth!
How to open a bottle of champagne for the glass not the floor!
Perhaps you are not a connoisseur of the fine wine, Champagne. This is a possibility for various reasons but the number one reason is more than likely its cost. After all, the average price of Champagne has risen gradually since 2007 and runs the range of around $50–$55 per bottle — with specialty bottles costing easily three to five times that much. Never fear! There are alternatives! Check out the Best Champagne alternatives for a festive and affordable New Year's fête!
One year ends, another begins
Family & friends gather around
Tradition never changes
Anticipating that final sound
'Tis cause for celebration
Not occasion for feeling blue
Letting bygones be forgotten
Saying hello, bidding adieu
Pop the cork, pour the bubbly
Raise glasses with good cheer
Ring out the old, ring in the new
Shouting "Happy New Year!"
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