Food & Wine recommends Banyuls for New Year’s Eve:
2011 M. Chapoutier Banyuls
New Year’s Eve is no time to start a diet. That’s for later. Come in from the cold, put on a sweater and indulge in Banyuls, a fortified sweet wine made in the Roussillon region of France. Michel Chapoutier, star of the Rhône Valley, makes an excellent example of this concentrated, intense, sweet, Grenache-based wine that pairs perfectly with chocolate desserts and American blue cheeses.