For our New Year's Eve bubly we chose a Spanish Cava, a Codorniu Reserva Raventos Brut. It turned out a very good choice indeed, a nicely balanced wine, moderately carbonated, with tones of ripe peach, and very decently priced at $9.99.
To go with our lamb chops for dinner we drank our last bottle of the '02 Val di Suga Brunello di Montalcino. A noble wine, beautifully balanced and not yet showing its age. Ave atque vale, I seriously doubt we shall see your like again.
As for my New Year's resolution, I intend to agitate as much as I can to encourage the governor and legislature to sell off the P.L.C.B.