Vilmart Champagne Coeur de Cuvée 2004

New Year's Eve only comes around once a year, so if you haven't dropped all your dough on holiday gifts for family and friends, look for this vintage: Vilmart Champagne Coeur de Cuvée 2004. "It's rich and nutty," says Railsback, "with oak and toastiness, and they only bring the best fruit for the vintages. They don't make it every year." He recommends pairing it with big, masculine dishes such as fried chicken or steak. [$145; wine-searcher.com]