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The Best Champagne for the end of the year

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As the end-of-the-year season approaches, all thoughts turn to the festive program and especially the menu.
It doesn’t matter if you decide to cook 100% homemade or order from your local caterer, as long as you pair it with the right champagne!
And why not opt for an all-champagne dinner, from appetizer to dessert? Nothing could be more festive!

So, what is the best champagne for a celebration meal? And which champagne to set eyes on?
At Canard-Duchêne, matching food and champagne is an integral part of our mission.
We help you to choose the ideal champagne according to your menu and your guests!

For a festive meal... with your colleagues

At work, it is often a question of a Christmas or New Year’s Eve meal between colleagues.
Whether it is organized in December or early January, there is bound to be champagne to mark and celebrate the occasion!

Seafood, red meat, or poultry… Select a Brut Champagne that will bring together the greatest consensus, and that will please the greatest number! Think of our variety of Brut champagnes to enjoy as an aperitif or with a superb risotto for example.

For effervescent family celebrations

The House offers you a suggestion of the most sparkling menu for delicious family celebrations!

For starters, if you launch the festivities with a seafood platter, it would be wise to choose a more mineral champagne with a slight acidity on the fruit, such as a Blanc de Blancs or even a Premier Cru?

As a dish, the fresh and exotic notes of the Léonie Brut cuvée can easily be combined with anything you wish: from the traditional turkey to more offbeat creations playing on the sweet and sour side. To pair with meat of character, go for the Charles VII Blanc de Noirs and enjoy an intense accord in flavors.

To sublimate your cheese platter, we recommend vintage champagne like our V 2012 cuvée which will have the power and elegance to match both fine and mature kinds of cheese.

Finally, the Léonie Rosé or the Charles VII Rosé will add sparkle to your desserts like a refreshing Christmas log with red fruits for an exquisite final note.

For a moment of sharing with friends

When celebrating Christmas with family, it is often customary to celebrate New Year’s Eve with friends!
Are there many of you celebrating? Make sure everyone is served properly. Consider the Magnum of Champagne. It’s a guaranteed glass for every guest! With a capacity of 1.5 L, it can hold at least a dozen glasses.
You have about twenty friends to meet? You can opt for a format that is out of the ordinary, the Jeroboam of champagne. Also known as a double Magnum, it contains 24 flutes of festive bubbles or 3 L.

For a meal that is both gourmet and environmental-friendly

Are you committed to preserve? Express yourself!
The House has been promoting free spirits since 1868! Choose to create a 100% organic festive meal, including your champagne.
Taste an organic cuvée like the P181 Extra Brut! The result of an inspired audacity, which perfectly goes with a sole with citrus butter.

Our Brut Réserve Trilogy will also be a hit with your guests.
To pay tribute to the local biodiversity of the Montagne de Reims, the House offers you this limited edition of three bottles, each featuring a different local bird species. The best option to side a fillet of seabream or a piece of beef for instance.

*Alcohol abuse is dangerous for your health, consume in moderation.

Do you need advice for your Christmas and New Year’s Eve party meal? Discover the Canard-Duchêne House to get some inspiration during a visit of our cellars!

Contact us or book directly.

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