2020 is in the past. 2021 is here. No matter the current state of things, I think we can all agree that toasting to a new year is wholeheartedly needed.
While you may be tempted to just pop the cork and skip the glass, remember there is a point to savoring that glass of something, be it a cocktail or mocktail, sparkling cider or champagne. Toasting is traditionally a moment for reflection – a little bit, at least. Perhaps it’s a moment to express optimism for the next year, be thankful for getting to a new one or just saying a literal goodbye to the last one.
Whatever it may be, splurge a bit … bring out the beautiful flutes or coupes, new or vintage, and pour away.
On the entertaining front – once we get back to welcoming people into our homes – a table set with poured drinks by the front door is a welcome and beautiful setup, and it’s a great way to start off the gathering. In addition, mixing glassware can be visually pleasing.
So, here’s to you. Here’s to a new year and new beginnings. Above all else, here is to knowing we made it to 2021. And that, friends, is worth toasting.
Editor’s note: All glassware is private collection.