Cheers to 2013December 20, 2012
Looking for an extra-special way to toast the end of 2012 and the start of 2013?
The best way, of course, would be to come to The Cove for the massive burlesque blowout we’ve got going on —an all-access, all-night-long bacchanal that includes a sit-down gourmet dinner, creative cocktails and a seductive floor show that will leave very little to the imagination.
But let’s say—let’s just imagine—that for some terrible, horrible, crazy reason, you’re not coming to The Cove for New Year’s Eve. Maybe you’re keeping things a little quiet this year, saving your energies for a post-holiday island excursion or a big bad Bahamian spring break later in the year. Sure. Fine. We understand.
That doesn’t mean we don’t want to give you some pointers for ringing in 2013 in style. In particular, we’ve got a suggestion for one perfect pour to meet all your New Year’s Champagne needs. It’s Veuve Clicquot’s newly released, ultra-limited Cave Privée collection, and it’s the absolute height of sophisticated sipping.
Isolating the best vintages from the last 30-plus years, the cellar-masters at Veuve have unveiled two perfectly rich and ready wines that you’d be a fool not to get your hands on. First off, there’s the suave Veuve Clicquot Cave Privée 1990 ($200), whose slightly sweet character develops after it spends a bit of time in the glass. And for those of your who prefer your bubbly pink, there’s Veuve Clicquot Cave Privée 1989 Rosé ($245), which has a surprisingly savory sensibility, offering just a touch of raspberry. Either one is all you need to impress your New Year’s date—and serving both would definitely get you a confirmed date for 2014.