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Why do we cheers? 


The act of "cheers-ing" with wine glasses or toasting, often accompanied by a clinking sound, is a tradition deeply rooted in social and cultural customs. While the exact origins of this practice are somewhat obscure, it is believed to have originated in ancient times and has evolved over centuries into the familiar ritual we know today.



There are 3 main reasons why ⬇️


1️⃣ One theory proposes that clinking glasses served as a sign of trust and camaraderie among drinkers. By exchanging drops of wine, individuals demonstrated their willingness to share and engage in mutual bonding. This act of communal drinking helped to strengthen social bonds and foster a sense of unity among participants. It was also the best way to make sure your drink didn't contain poison. ☠️

 

 2️⃣ Another theory suggests that clinking glasses together was originally a way to ward off evil spirits. In ancient Rome, it was believed that the sound produced by clinking glasses would scare away malevolent forces that might be lurking nearby. 👻


 

3️⃣ In addition to its symbolic significance, the act of clinking glasses also has practical implications. The sound produced by the clink is believed to enhance the sensory experience of drinking wine by stimulating the senses of sight, sound, and touch. The visual and auditory cues associated with clinking glasses can heighten anticipation and create a sense of excitement and celebration. What sound is more delightful than "Pop, Fizz Clink"?


 

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