Champagne

2017 New Year’s Eve Toasting Worldwide Part II

By |2018-10-11T14:55:00-05:00December 27th, 2016|Cross-Cultural, Holiday Season, International Holidays, Legends and Myths, Lifestyle|

Worldwide many cultures toast in one form or another. Wishing others a ‘Happy New Year’ is one of the most common toasts made on New Year’s Eve. Globally, you may hear and speak Cheers for the New Year and Congratulations for the New Year in various languages

New Year’s Eve and International Toasting, Part II

By |2018-10-11T14:55:17-05:00December 30th, 2014|Holiday Parties, International Holidays, International Toasts|

Toasting around the World As I mentioned in my earlier blog, champagne was traditionally served at the Coronations of French kings. It has historically been associated with christenings, new beginnings, and rare moments including New Year’s Eve festivities around the world for this reason. We can thank the Ancient Greeks for introducing the art of [...]

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New Year’s Eve and International Toasting 2015

By |2018-10-11T14:55:17-05:00December 29th, 2014|Holiday Parties, International Holidays, International Toasts|

In light of the many hours spent in 2014 interviewing all the people who contributed insights to my forthcoming book, Access to Asia, I now have many more colleagues and friends to toast with a glass of champagne in the New Year. Of course, most of you know that in Asian countries with significant Chinese [...]

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