With the holidays just around the corner it’s never too early to begin to think about those special celebratory meals that we all long for every year. This isn’t a post about portion control, low fat gravy recipes or low fat pumpkin pie. This post is about rejoicing in the season and all its tradition. One of the traditions that we see typically only on special occasions is the fine art of toasting. No matter what your poison, it’s always nice to have a good toast in your pocket just for the expressed purpose of summing up the meaningfulness of the occasion.
Here are some toasting tips from lifeinitaly.com:
‘There is no more courteous gesture than offering a toast, but it is important to do it properly. Toasts should be simple, honest, short, and sweet. If you wish to deliver a toast, be sure to plan ahead and try to match the good feelings with wit, humor and eloquence. It’s not always easy offering a toast, so we have complied some of the best around. Feel free to use them the next time you raise a glass in honor of someone else.’
Here are some lovely toasts to consider, or better yet, think ahead and create your own!
“May friendships, like wine, improve, as time advances. And may we always have old wine, old friends, and young cares.” – Author unknown
“A man not old, but mellow, like good wine.” – Stephen Phillips
“May you get all your wishes but one, so you always have something to strive for!” – Author unknown
“Here’s to cold nights, warm friends, and a good drink to give them.” – Author unknown
“To get the full value of joy, you must have someone to divide it with.” — Mark Twain
“Grow old with me! The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which, the first is made.” — Robert Browning .” – Unknown Author
“May we have more and more friends, and need them less and less.” – Unknown Author
“When wine enlivens the heart may friendship surround the table?” – Oliver Wendell Holmes
Quotes Source: Life in Italy