All over the world the last dinner of the year (December 31st) is a true ritual. Whether the celebrations are with family, friends or as a couple, the dishes are planned to be enjoyed and shared on a night in which reunion is the main element.
The French call New Year’s Eve ‘Le Réveillon’, a festive evening where guests stay awake (réveillé) to celebrate the arrival of the new year. Let’s choose the perfect wine to stay up all night !
“Pop!”, the festivities have started. What could be better than Swiss wines, especially Swiss sparkling wines, to celebrate the end of the year. The sparkling wines will bring freshness, exuberance and joy to your guests. To treat your guests, Swiss Wine offers a selection of sparkling wines from the six wine regions. But wait…did you know that Swiss winemakers use three different production methods? Indeed, there is the traditional method, in which the foaming takes place in the bottle (like champagne), that in a closed vat, where the effervescence is created in a vat (like prosecco) and the gasification (addition of carbon dioxide).
Whether you’re planning a big bash or a cosy evening for two, there’s nothing like ending the year on a fruity note with a good glass of wine or sparkling wine. As everyone has their own “perfect choice”, the winemakers of Rheinhessen offer a wide selection for every taste. We’d like to present three of our perfect New Year’s Eve companions in more detail. They’re all made by winners of the Best of Wine Tourism Awards.
The Portuguese edition of Best Of Wine Tourism 2023 definitely demonstrated a very high quality and diversity, highlighting the wealth of attractions as wine destination of choice.
Rheingrün Hofgarten in Westhofen (Mainz|Rheinhessen) won the International Best Of Wine Tourism award. Discover here more about the company.
New Year’s Eve in Porto is one of the most emblematic in the country. There is inexplicable magic allied to the city at this time of the year, painted with Christmas lights, stages, and human warmth.
Winter is a great season to visit Bordeaux vineyards, the wines are all tucked up in the barrel cellars post-harvest and wine makers are much more available to meet and greet you.
Wine festivals and events are back in full swing. Here’s a tasting of what’s coming up in the last quarter of the year
Mendoza, as the main producer and exporter of the national drink, is the wine center of Argentina. You can experience the culture of wine in every corner and throughout the year, thanks to a full agenda of activities. The last quarter of 2022 is fully loaded! There will be so much to enjoy! Here we share the highlights with you. Come to Mendoza and immerse yourself in the wine world!
Mainz and Rheinhessen offer plenty of highlights at the end of the year – find out more about them here.
Visiting Rioja’s vineyards is a beautiful, soul-soothing experience. The second half of October is the perfect time. The searing heat of midsummer has given way to mild, sunny days. At this time of the year, Rioja’s vineyards covering rolling hills and valleys are a patchwork of muted colors.