New Year’s Celebration – Wine Pairings On A Budget

It’s not New Year’s Eve without some libations!  With our fondue menu I want to find just the right drinks to go along with the meal.  Since it is fondue, I think wine pairings are the way to go.  Keeping in mind that one of my new year’s resolutions is being more budget conscious, I thought why not start my resolution early and look for great wines that are under $15.

A Sauvignon Blanc or a Melbec would pair well with the cheese fondue.  I am always a fan of the Alamos Melbec and my favorite Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc that can be easily found.

When moving on to the meat fondue a red wine is the safest way to go to accompany the variety of meat and dipping sauces.  Try a Syrah, Spanish Rioja or Cotes du Rhone.  If you have guests who really don’t enjoy red wine and prefer white you can try a California Chardonnay as a safe pairing that can hold up to the meat.

A nice accompaniment for dessert and the chocolate fondue is a Cabernet Sauvignon or Port.  You can also try a Gewurztraminer which has a nice sweet taste and makes it a lovely pairing with the chocolate.

And since it is New Year’s Eve, you really can’t go wrong with champagne or a sparkling wine.  I am a fan of Prosecco myself as I find it smoother than Champagne and you can find some economical versions a bit easier than Champagne.  No one wants to start the new year with a cheap champagne hangover – brutal!


Want to add a signature drink or champagne cocktail to the celebration.  You can find a fun list of drinks from my Glitz and Glamour Cocktail Party post.

Hope you’ve had a lovely holiday week.  Enjoy your weekend and check back with Pin It Blog New Year’s Eve as we add the final touches to our New Year’s Eve Celebrations.

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