Special days demand - for wine lovers - special wines. Christmas, New Year's Eve, New Year are such days. I usually take an "insider tip" out of the cellar, something that can be or promises to be a special experience; something that made a big impression on me at some point and therefore ended up in my cellar. Such special days in the calendar are "sacred" enough for me not to "just" get an expensive wine out of the cellar, which is rated (and priced) especially high according to common evaluation. For me, the love of wine is much more important than the ranking among the top dogs. This is especially true for wine regions with (too) high prestige value like Burgundy or the Bordelais. That's why on such days we often have "small", less well-known (or even unknown) names, but exciting, surprising, unusual, even unique wine experiences.