Why do people clink their glasses before drinking a toast? (The reason at the end of the blog entry..)
In earlier times 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 only
touch or clink the host's glass with his own.