It’s going to be important to properly celebrate the departure of good-riddance 2012 and the arrival of hope-springs-eternal 2013. A suitable toast comes from that prolific writer “Anon.,” who penned: “May the best of this year be the worst of next.”
Of course, the beverage of choice for toasts is bubbly — champagne, sparkling wine, cava, sekt, spumante — any kind, from any place, at any price. Use a tall, slim flute, so you can watch the bubbles rise.
Be careful, though. Researchers at the University of Surrey in England did an experiment with a dozen partygoers and concluded that bubbly gets you tipsy and silly more quickly than still wine, although they couldn’t say exactly why.
Here’s an upbeat toast from Oprah Winfrey: “Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.”