Celebrating our last installment of hosting with Santa Margherita Wines and just in time for the holidays!
Let’s get real. The holiday’s can be hard. Whether you are stressing about catching your flight on time, your family all being together for the first time in awhile or getting the right Christmas gift for you brother – things can be STRESSFUL. Personally, all of these things have happened to me so when the holiday’s roll around I start to panic a little. But the one tradition that has lasted for the past 10 years and something I always look forward to every year is our annual BFF White Elephant Cocktail Party with all of my friends from home. It’s crazy how close we all still are even though everyone has moved around the country and have such different jobs – a couple of gals work on The Hill, financial consultants, government affairs coordinators – the list goes on and on. We started these “cocktail parties” when we were 18 years old and put together the most eclectic spread of appetizers and caught up on the latest boys we were crushing on. But as we have gotten older our conversations have steered towards our jobs, what we are proud of over the past year and it always tends to come back to how happy we are that we have stayed so close.
So to really get in the spirit of celebrating, I wanted to give ya’ll a quick lesson on the rules for “Cheersing!” featuring the Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio! Honestly, I never knew these rules until I started doing a little research!
Make eye contact as you clink glasses (or brings 7 years of bad luck)
Be sure to clink everyone’s glasses in the room or with no one at all
If the toast is for you, raise your glass, but don’t sip
Clink glasses at the larger portion of the bowl, the edge is more likely to break (lol – me everytime)
Honestly, I have never been the best gift giver and my present always seems to be the last one picked. But NOT THIS YEAR PEOPLE! This year, I am following my gut (literally) and gifting my favorite Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio so we can cheers to each other all night long!