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I Do! Wedding Toasts From Around the World

Pierce Brosnan once said (sang) “Here’s to us, one more toast, and then we’ll pay the bill.” If Mamma Mia wasn’t the world’s favorite musical comfort movie, it would surely be in the running for giving fans the most Pinterest-perfect wedding scene. Set in the picturesque country of Greece, I had to take the opportunity to bring up a musical that I’ve watched countless times. Why? Well, wedding toasts, my dear reader, have origins in ancient Greek culture, among many other cultures, of course. But, we’ll delve into that in a minute. 

Whether we prepare our written sentiments weeks ahead of time, or feel a sudden urge of spontaneity thanks to liquid courage; making a toast is an intrinsic part of any celebration. And, our loved ones being unified in holy matrimony is no exception. But, where did this tradition come from? After doing a little research, I’m happy to say that I have an idea. Read below and get ready to be enlightened on the origins of wedding toasts and how different people raise their glasses across the globe.

Bottles of champagne dressed as a groom and bride.

Single, Double, and Everything in Between: Your Guide to Good Scotch

Everyone deserves to experience the taste of good scotch. And, yes, that includes women. We all know how it goes in even the most recent Hollywood movies. After a ‘long day’, a man comes home and pours himself a neat glass of brown liquor. This one-dimensional representation of masculinity remains the bane of scotch and whiskey’s existence. Nevertheless, more and more women are indulging in the spirit that was once known as a ‘man’s drink.’ And although it’s not my personal favorite, I will say cheers to that! 

Unfortunately, the Women v.s. Whiskey debate will have to happen another day. Today, I will share all I know about Scotch (which wasn’t much until recently) and how you can experience this drink at its best! Even the most experienced Scotch drinker will say it comes down to personal preference. But, you should at least know the basics before you get started. Read below to learn more. 

Good Scotch: Decanter of whiskey besides two glasses half filled on a round wooden table in a dark room

Which Glass Do I Use? A Handy Guide for the Beginner Bartender

Bartenders, barkeepers, barmaids, or mixologists; the terms you use to refer to the instant best friend that serves us liquid gold when visiting our favorite spots! I can attest to the joy that is watching them work their magic. Much like watching Da Vinci bring The Monalisa to life (Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating a little there!), the careful tossing and spinning of intricately designed cocktail shakers are not the only appealing display of art when visiting a bar!

There is so much to look at, including the ecstasy that seems to glue bartenders and bar enthusiasts together, the fascinating tools used to prepare the liquid gold, and the array of glasses displayed that leaves the average customer curious. What are these, why do they have so many sizes of the same kind – and why do I not have them in my kitchen?

Which Glass Do I Use? Animated drawings of liquor, wine, and beer glasses - a visual aid deciding which glass to use

The Do’s and Don’ts of Sending Alcohol to Australia

It’s common knowledge that Australians don’t need much of an excuse to celebrate, and we all know that almost every life milestone can be made better with a celebratory toast! Whether it’s an 18th birthday or a 21st celebration, these events are markers in our lives that generally include cocktails, shooters, and trips to the local pub. And Drinkable Gifts is here to help you learn when to send alcohol to Australia as a gift; we can take care of the how!

Are you looking to send a gift to your friends, family, or loved ones in Australia? Why not consider sending them a bottle of their favorite happy hour drink that you know they will love. You might not be with them physically, but your gift will be a highlight of the evening and a way to make your loved one feel appreciated. If you’re looking to blow them away, it’s important to order your gift set well in advance. For those of you who are eager to send a bubbly gift to Australia but are unsure about where to start, we at Drinkable Gifts are here to help! Scroll down to read more about the dos and don’ts of sending alcohol to Australia.

Send Alcohol To Australia: Tumblers of amber liquid and cherries on a rustic wooden table.

How to Drink Wine: It’s Wine O’ Clock Somewhere

They say to drink wine is to drink from the cup of life. No, seriously, research shows that drinking wine actually allows for a longer lifespan. And if we didn’t know some truths about its origin, we’d be convinced that wine was sent straight from the Gods themselves. Having clicked on this article, you must surely agree. But, how much do you know about your favorite bottle of fermented fruit? 

Wine has a history so rich you can taste it. And, it’s only fair that we honor this drink by knowing where it comes from and pairing it well. Read below as we take you ‘wine tasting’ and tell the tall tales of red, white, and blush wine. Unfortunately, there isn’t any real wine involved, but feel free to sip on a glass as you read. (We certainly are!)

How to Drink Wine: Bottles of white and red wine on a wooden shelf in private winery cabinet room interior