Hors d'oeuvres can be complicated and you could NEVER make enough. So for a last minute party plan, focus on simple options and quality Champagne. Careful selection of bubbly and a few quick and dirty recipes and you can have a bang-on New Year’s Eve party. We surveyed our writers for their favorite easy recipes. We also reached out to a few of our favorite Champagne houses for some fresh ideas for traditional bubbly.
Henriot Brut Souverain is 60/40 Chardonnay/Pinot Noir. It’s noted online as their entry-level Champagne which, I suppose, is in consideration of price. Regardless of cost, it is a terrific wine with a well defined balance of a bready nose and a crisp mild-citrus finish. A certain chalky minerality gives enough depth to broaden pairing options to include delicate meats (unctuous serrano ham but not spicy copa).