The Origin of “The Toast”

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“Salud!” “Cheers!” and “Here’s to you!” Phrases that we’ve often heard, and said ourselves, but what is the history behind these traditional toasts? Mythology maintains that the custom of the toast started in ancient Grecian times as a way to ensure that someone hosting a gathering had not poisoned the wine he was serving attendees….

Vine Talk Season One Toasts


By popular demand, here are the toasts from every episode this season. Episode 101: Navigating Napa Valley Cabernets “In tough economic times, a glass of wine can be patriotic. Whether it is red or white, it is a wonderful way to beat the blues.” Episode 102: Ranking Rieslings from the Finger Lakes “With good roots,…