French Drinking Culture
French Drinking Culture : TAKE YOUR TIME, DRINK IT SLOW !
Compare with other countries, French people prefer to drink slow. They usually take time to taste the drink from their tongue to their heart! They will slowly slide the drink from the tip of the tongue to the throat, little by little. So in France there is a saying that ‘The better wine you have, the longer time you should take to drink’. Champagnes and Wines from France are world famous. Champagne is prepared for the celebration, whenever there’s a festival, party or just for a happy day. The French people always open the champagne; give a toast and celebrate together. I think champagne should not be taken while having barbecue. Otherwise the smokey taste will take away the real taste of the champagne; what a waste!
France being the country of food and drink, there are many drinking manners; such as “white wine with fish, red wine with meat” and so on. In addition, you should have the proper knowledge of the glasses you use while drinking the French wines, as well.
Obviously, to be a “French Wine Expert”, I still have got long way to go…
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