Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A Spanish New Year's Toast

A Spanish tradition we adopted for a New Year's toast is simple and fun. Fill a glass with good champagne, about 2/3 of the way up. Next, using wood skewers about 10"-12" long, stack 12 grapes, and add to the glass. Red or green seedless grapes are best. Pass out the glasses to your guests for the stroke of midnight.

According to tradition, the guests eat all 12 grapes before drinking their champagne at the stroke of midnight. Each grape represents a month in the year, and each grape is a predictor of the month to come. The sweet grapes represent a good month, and sour grapes a not-so-lucky month.

Hope your year is filled with a bunch of sweet months!

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