Salud! Santé ! Prost! Skål! За здоровье!

Cin cin! Şerefe! Saúde! Sláinte! Kanpai! 


According to, having a word to end a toast is primarily a western tradition, but there’s a good reason that most languages have developed their own version. From the dawn of time, in nearly every conceivable culture around the globe, people gather to share a drink with others. Sometimes it’s an alcoholic beverage, a fancy mocktail, a fine cup of tea, or just a La Croix. And as varied as your beverage choices may be, the range of vessels we’ve crafted to enjoy them in showcase an even broader range of creativity and craftsmanship. Yet, curiously, they also often share a lot of common elements. Such as how a footed goblet created in 7th-8th century Iran bears such a resemblance to modern designs that it would look at home on your table today. 

In a world that somehow still feels incredibly divided, despite being as connected as ever through the internet, it’s good to be reminded that any stranger can become a friend while sharing a drink. If that’s not possible, perhaps by viewing a small selection of drinking vessels made throughout the world, and throughout time, can help you appreciate both cultural similarities and differences.