From what it is more preferable to drink an ambrosia?to Imagine a feast without shot glasses, wine glasses and glasses are impossible.
Careful laying of a holiday table assumes any quite certain set of glasses near each device. Many drinks assume use of absolutely special forms of vessels. And to confuse them in decent society it is inadmissible. to drink
From a lafitny shot glass shartrez? - faugh, as it is vulgar!
As a universal vessel it is possible to consider a glass.
It is desirable cut.
Both viscous cactaceous tequila, and black Bavarian beer, and pink kakhetinsky, and it is dark - bloody Shatto de Rambouille`s Chardonnay of a harvest of 1932, and undiluted alcohol - equally well go from a thick glass tumbler.
Democratic vsepremiryayushchy table vessel.
Glasses and shot glasses were always so important detail of table use that only after extremely important toasts (for example, for health of persons of the reigning house, health newly married, at least - just for the present great ladies) were exposed to conscious destruction. From all shoulder about a floor - splinters sparks! Casual loss of this major tool of pouring of strong drinks usually was not allowed. Whether it is connected with the high price which the drinking people always had to pay for tableware? Why sharpers, thieves and other lucky people easily beat wine glasses and get a light from centesimal notes - it is a duck soup. Life - kopek to break the bank and to walk till the dawn. Anything the. Anything blood. Everything is casual and fleeting. As the card will lay down …
Of course, it was expensive, this ware (as well as all for the person earning by the work).
But for broad and mysterious Russian soul not only and not just it was important in the decision stakanno - bars of problems.
the Major role in the careful relation to it was in memory of ancestors.
Here the special part was always assigned to ware for the invigorating drinks.
For the reasons which are not demanding specifications without consumption of liquid of people cannot live. The most ancient inhabitants of Europe, having been tired to scoop spring water palms, began to apply for this purpose the vessels produced originally from make-shifts among which the chaga - an outgrowth on a tree took priority. For national masters of Russia it is one of favourite materials for production of various hand-made articles to this day.
By the end of an era of the bronze which came on open spaces of Eastern Europe when in the Mediterranean the antique civilization, vessels for drink began to develop our far ancestors produced already from clay. However, also wooden receptacles in the form of the elementary mugs which lived in national life practically up to the present in parallel continued to be used.
In especially solemn occasions the hollow horns of animals known in a classical antiquity under the name of brothels were used. The role of all these vessels was not simple. As the clay cups given to archeology, gracefully made which were quite often richly ornamented as incontestably testify, however, and brothels, were used mainly in the ritual purposes. The funeral ballot boxes extended at this time on the southern coast of Baltic which had outlines of a human figure and even portrait lines were covered with cups. It, probably, symbolized the last drink of the leaving member of a sort - the victim to spirit of the ancestor. Judging by the volumes (from 100 to 150 g), such ritual vessels were intended for enough hard liquors.
It is known that ancient inhabitants of Eastern Europe as sacrificial drink used honey in all types (including rewandering and become home brew). In the course of sacrifices were put to vessels not only spirits and priests, but also all other participants of ceremonies. Therefore large volumes of a drinkable container for the med which had considerable fortress were not necessary: our ancestors preferred to protect health.
In the west of our continent ancient Celts and Germans treated the invigorating drinks also with considerable attention and is quite serious. However, the role of sacrificial liquid at them was carried out by beer (as, however, and at ancient Egyptians). This foamy drink became so habitual for the western Europeans that they stated sincere surprise of rather drinkable customs of the east neighbors. At the end of the 9th century English - the Saxon traveler Vulfstan wrote: “ And esta do not cook beer at all, but (they) have enough " honey;. Beer, so favourite present Balts and our compatriots, appeared in our part of the continent only at the time of crusaders.
Ancient Greeks and Romans whose respect for wine is well-known without fail shook its first drops at the beginning of a feast on the altar devoted to gods. Glass vessels for wine enjoyed special love at southerners. This rather expensive detail of table services in the I millennium had BC the semi-spherical shape reminding modern Central Asian drinking bowls (from drevnegrech. “ fiat “) .
The external surface of such bowls from slaboprozrachny blue or greenish glass was quite often decorated with drops of blue glass. Since the first centuries of our era drinkable
A shot glass prototype - the glass on a low leg - was created still earlier, in the 1st century AD. Their ancient analogs practically did not differ in volumes from modern vessels: the antique glass glass contained from 250 to 300 g (one - one and a half units of a late antique measure of liquid - “ liters “) . Unlike wide “ fiat “ the intended for the diluted wine, narrow-necked glass glasses could contain also more hard liquors (the more than a degree of the invigorating liquid, the quicker it evaporates from a vessel).
The sharp lower part of some glasses did not allow to put them on a table not up to the end emptied. Perhaps, in the twilight of an antique era the appeal so popular nowadays " was also born; Bottoms up! “. Otherwise the ostrodonny glass should be held in hand all the time. However, it too was considered by ancient glass blowers: many glass cups had such sides which did not allow them to slip out hands even order of the become tipsy messmates. Such vessels were highly appreciated and accompanied the owner throughout his life.
To the real glass remained very little.]