Beverly Hills Cigar Club

With New Year’s just around the corner, The Beverly Hills Cigar Club has compiled its Top 5 Champagne and Cigar Pairings: ideal combinations for ringing in 2011.

BHCC’s pairings were formed by compiling a list of the highest rated champagnes, then selecting a top rated cigar that would complement the beverage.

Selections for both ranged through multiple price categories, ensuring, fairly surprisingly, this pleasurable combination is available for every budget.

Vin Lee, CEO, Beverly Hills Cigar Club, then narrowed the selections down to an exclusive list of the five best champagne and cigar pairings available.

“Now is the time for the world to celebrate its recovery and success,” said Lee.

“For the New Year, from Dubai to Paris and from New York to Beverly Hills, it is time for the world to rejoice in what we have and who we are. Coming together with a glass of bubbly and a fine cigar, let’s welcome 2011.”

BHCC’s 2011 Top 5 Champagne and Cigar Pairings

1 – Champagne: Salon Blanc de Blacs le Mesnil-sur-Oger ’97
Wine Enthusiast Rating: 96 – $500

Cigar: Goldwin LOUIXS Rosado$5

2 – Champagne: Charles Heidsieck Champagne Charlie ‘85
Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 – $400

Cigar: Arturo Fuente Opus X Perfecxion – Cigar Aficionado Rating: 91 – $40

3 – Champagne: Nicolas Feuillatte Palmes d’Or Grand Cuvee ’98
Wine Spectator rating: 90 – $150

Cigar: Padron Anniversary 1964 Series “A” – Cigar Aficionado rating: 95 – $32

4 – Champagne: Veuve Clicquot Brut Rose Champagne
Wine Spectator Rating: 90 - $60

Cigar: Davidoff Zino Platinum Crown Series Rocket – Cigar Aficionado Rating: 87 – $30

5 – Champagne: Taittinger Brut La Francaise – Wine Spectator Rating: 91 – $45

Cigar: Macanudo 1968 Toro – Cigar Aficionado Rating: 90 – $10