As we bid farewell to the current year and welcome 2024 with open arms, it’s not just about selecting the perfect wines for your New Year’s celebrations but also curating the ideal soundtrack to accompany those special moments. Let’s dive into a world where the clink of glasses meets the rhythm of our New Year’s music playlist, creating an unforgettable symphony of celebration.
The essence of celebration: Lively sparkling wines
Nothing says celebration like the pop of a sparkling wine cork from a Carboniste 2020 “Octopus” Sparkling Albariño or a Lytle-Barnett 2017 Blanc de Noirs. Pair these bubbly delights with upbeat, lively tunes that capture the essence of joy and new beginnings. Think of classic feel-good songs like Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars or the timeless September by Earth, Wind & Fire to get everyone in the party mood.
🎵 Complement your sparkling wines with these spirited tunes
- About Damn Time by Lizzo
- Feel It Still by Portugal. The Man
- Budapest by George Ezra
The art of appetizers: White wines that charm
As guests enjoy light appetizers with a glass of crisp white wine, set the ambiance with a selection of smooth, jazzy tunes. The mellow sounds of Norah Jones or the soothing voice of Michael Bublé can perfectly complement the elegance of a well-chosen Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc.
🎵 Perfect white wine accompaniments: Our top music playlist picks
- You Don’t Know by Leon Bridges
- Lovely Day by Bill Withers
- Golden by Jill Scott
The main affair: Food-friendly red wines
When it’s time for the heavy appetizers or main course paired with your hand-selected red wines such as a Pinot Noir or friendly red blend, the music should shift to something that reflects the depth and richness of these wines. A mix of soulful classics and modern hits, like Adele’s powerful ballads or the smooth tones of John Legend, can create a warm and inviting atmosphere.
🎵 Red wine rhythms: Curated songs for your selection
- Turn Me On by Norah Jones
- What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve by Ella Fitzgerald
- Gravity by John Mayer
Celebrating with intention
As the evening winds down and we reflect on the year past and the one ahead, switch to a playlist that’s introspective and hopeful. Songs like Auld Lang Syne and Imagine by John Lennon can provide a backdrop for meaningful conversations and resolutions.
🎵 Reflective moments with chill songs for introspection
- Colors by Black Pumas
- Same Love by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Mary Lambert
- Light On by Maggie Rogers
- Matilda by Harry Styles
A toast to memories
Finally, as the clock strikes midnight, cue the celebratory songs that bring everyone together for the countdown. Firework by Katy Perry and Celebration by Kool & The Gang can mark the moment perfectly, bringing an upbeat end to the night.
🎵 Energetic tracks for countdown celebrations and the big moment
- Dog Days Are Over by Florence + The Machine
- September by Earth, Wind & Fire
- Out Of My League by Fitz and The Tantrums
- Can’t Feel My Face by The Weeknd
As you plan your New Year’s celebrations with our handcrafted wine selections, remember that it’s the harmony of flavors, music, and good company that truly makes these moments unforgettable. Here’s to a harmonious and joyous 2024! 🥂🎶