• Is It Really Bad Luck to Make a Toast With Water?

    5 monthes ago - By Vine Pair

    Who would have thought it was bad luck to give a sailor water?
    According to the U.S. Navy Mess Night Manual , published in 1986, there are several serious aspects of dining etiquette that sailors should adhere to, with an entire section dedicated to toasts. While some rules are logical at first glance - foreign heads of state drink first, regular members of the navy last - others might leave you feeling lost at sea.
    Traditionally, toasts are made with Champagne or port , but other wines are fine. On the other hand, toasting with water and other non-alcoholic drinks is highly discouraged...
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