Drinking wine? You’ve been doing it wrong.
Since it’s October too, that means it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so let’s have a look at what pink things are out there to help us with our wine and also to make sure that the 5000 people who will get diagnosed with breast cancer this month will get even more help and support on the 25th Anniversary of the pink ribbon campaign!
If you happen to find yourself at a Chinese dinner and are honoured with a toast, you should return the favour and propose a toast to your host in return. However, you shouldn’t fill your own glass, but the glasses of people more senior to you (how you judge that is anyone’s guess if you ask me) – and you should fill it right to the brim. Maybe break out the shot glasses for the vino in that case.
It’s probably not considered good etiquette to drink wine out of a mug, but when it’s this cute design which is exclusive to the Breast Cancer Care Shop then I think it’s totally acceptable. Any Twitter addicts out there are sure to love this as a gift too! All proceeds from this shop are spent supporting people affected by Breast Cancer. And you can pretend that you’re drinking tea.
Filling your glass more than halfway is considered a sign of poor manners and poor attitude. Little and often is the key here. Sip slowly, and when toasting, make sure your arm doesn’t cross anyone else.
Avina have got into the swing of Breast Cancer Awareness Month by releasing a limited edition pink design of their easy grip swan corkscrew. It comes in a presentation case with a leak-proof wine stopper and of course each sale they make will lead to a donation to Breast Cancer Charities!
While many Indonesians are Muslim and therefore do not drink, this is not universally true. This nation is rightly proud of its hospitality, therefore you should never refuse an offer of food or drink, but yet you should never completely finish what you are given. Conversely, in Bolivia, you should finish everything you are given.
I’m not sure how it relates to wine really, but I really like the pink tools released by Sealey for the campaign. Especially this pink welding helment. I really want to learn to weld. But anyway, perhaps you want to use all of your old wine bottles or corks to make something cool for your house and so they have a lot of different ranges of tools available, from screwdriver sets to trolley jacks and they split the proceeds evenly between Breast Cancer Now and Prostate Cancer UK so everybody wins.