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“It used to be common for someone to try to kill an enemy by offering him a poisoned drink. To prove to a guest that a drink was safe, it became customary for a guest to pour a small amount of his drink into the glass of the host. Both men would drink it simultaneously. When a guest trusted his host, he would then just touch or clink the host's glass with his own.”
The top 3 wine consuming states are California, New York and Florida. The top 3 wine producing states are California, Oregon and New York. The top 3 wine consuming countries per capita are Italy, France and Switzerland (U.S. is ranked #10).
Women & Wine
The first American women to receive the title ‘Master Sommelier’ by England’s Court of Master Sommeliers was Madeline Triffon in 1987 who was working at Detroit's London Chop House. It wasn’t until 1992 a second American women would be honored with the same title.