Ribet red, buy now!
There is an intense fascination with the frog symbol in France. See post https://vinumvine.wordpress.com/2010/01/10/sunday-getting-creative-with-wine/ and watch The Triplets of Belleville (2003).
Russian traditions for wine consumption.
- When you have alcohol, it must be drunk until it is gone.
- One should not put a glass with alcohol back on the table.
- Traditionally alcohol is poured out to all the people present, though they are not required to drink.
- One should not make a long interruption between first and second shots.
- The latecomer must drink a full glass (so-called “penal”)
- Outgoing guest must drink last glass, so-called “na pososhok” (russ. “На посошок”). Literally it is translated “On a small staff”, really means “For lucky way”.
- As a rule, every portion of spirit is accompanied by a touch of glasses and a toast. Funeral and commemoration are exceptions; there the touch of glasses is forbidden.
- It is not allowed to pour out by hand holding a bottle from below.
- It is not allowed to fill a glass being held in the air.
- It is considered bad luck to make a toast with an empty glass.
- It is considered bad luck to put an empty bottle back on the table when it’s finished.
“Love can taste like the wine of the ages, baby.
And I know they all look so good from a distance,
But I tell you I’m the one.”
– Jeff Buckley
From London to Dubai to Seattle: Here are some of the prettiest (and cozy) wine bars in the world.