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Before attending your next wedding reception, you’d be well advised to pick up Dawn Bryan’s lastest book, The Art and Etiquette of Gift Giving. For in it is everything you need to know about being a gracious guest while avoiding faux pas that could haunt you for years to come. What’s more, Dawn is a wealth of historic knowledge. “Do you know where toasting came from—the word?” she asks Big Blend Radio hosts Nancy Reid and Lisa Smith. “In the early wine-making days, the wine was very acidic. And they used wine for special occasions—they had the loving cup that two people would drink out of at the same time—and they would get a piece of burned toast, and put it in the cup with the wine and it would absorb the acidity.”
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