Meeting a coming new year with a glass of champagne is a good tradition. After all, the New Year’s feast begins with a solemn and touching ritual: guests drink champagne, think of desires, lower a chocolate slice in a sparkling drink - to look, whether Fate will smile next year.
During this magic night you see most tremendous dishes on celebratory tables - real masterpieces, which mistress cooks specially for visitors and relatives.
And here, as etiquette prompts, you will not do only with champagne. Celebratory menu demands accuracy.
Alcohol drinks: what behind what
According to etiquette rules, if your table contains several drinks, the sequence should following:
Beer is always served before wine.
At first serve cooled wines, then warmer.
Lighter wines are served before fortified.
Dry wines go before sweet.
Expensive and refined marks of wines are preceded by cheaper.
White dry wines are served before red dry. Sweet white wines - after red.
Young wines are tasted before old, however strong young wine is served after light old.
Champagne is always drunk cooled, in the end of a feast, after all wines or on the contrary, the first. Do not serve champagne between different wines.
Noble, soft wines are accompanied with refined and gentle dishes, strong drinks are good to piquant and juicy dishes.