Which wines will accompany your Holiday season this year? There is a very wide choice, but there is only one type of wine that can’t be missing from our tables: bubbly, bearer of joy in the family on Christmas and New Year!
The Christmas and New Year’s time toast is a centuries-old gesture which originated in ancient Greece, later adopted by the ancient Romans, and which evolved over the course of centuries until it became the joyous tradition we use today for Holiday good wishes.
Among all of these options, why do we specifically choose bubbly wine for toasts? The answer takes its roots in tradition and it’s connected to the “pop” and the color.
The popping sound produced when we uncork a wine bottle is not just warranty of the effervescence of the wine, but also a good omen: according to popular beliefs, the noise chases away the bad luck from the previous year and allows to start the new year with renewed enthusiasm.
As to the color of the sparkling wine, it is also a symbol of good luck since it recalls gold and it brings wealth into the year that is about to begin.
Whatever wine you will choose to put on the table to sweeten your Holidays, what matters is that it comes from Oltrepò!