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Napa Valley Crown Limousines is a family owned and operated company. We have over 30 years experience in the tourist industry. Our company is one of the oldest limousine companies in the Napa Valley and has a remarkable reputation and many satisfied customers. With our many years of experience, we can help you plan a memorable event that everyone will enjoy. Whether you need a car for a day of Napa Valley/Sonoma Valley winery touring, a wedding, high school prom, quincienera, airport service or anything in between, we are the company who can take care of all your needs. Our drivers are professional, knowledgeable and friendly. Our limousines feature a fully stocked complimentary bar.

To request a service, contact us at:

Napa Valley Crown Limousines
2471 Solano Avenue, Suite 118
Napa, CA 94558-4645

Toll Free: (800) 286-8228
Phone: (707) 226-9500

We are the friendliest limo company in the Napa Valley

Ever Wonder Why
Most of us have offered a toast or two or joined in when someone else made one at a party. But did you ever think about why and how people started toasting? Here’s some fun trivia:

• Toasting, the word for raising a glass to a honor a friend, is said to come from the Latin “tostus” which means parched or roasted. It refers to the Roman custom of tossing a piece of charred and spiced bread into a vessel of wine. Most sources say the goal was to improve the flavor of the wine; others say the host would eat the soggy bread after everyone had been served.

• The host or hostess of the party should always be the first one to toast the guest of honor.

• The Scandinavian toast “skol” comes from the word for skull; at one time that was a popular drinking vessel.

• Don’t drink when you’re the object of the toast; it’s like singing happy birthday to yourself.

• Once a toast is made to you, it’s considered good manners to stand and return the favor.

• Some historians surmise that clinking glasses together when toasting was done to scare away any evil spirits; still others say clinking glasses is a way of adding a personal gesture to the good wishes being offered.

• Japanese and Chinese culture share common toasts that mean bottoms up! In Japan it’s “kampai” pronounced kom-PIE; in China it’s “ganbei,” pronounced gon-bey.

• When you toast, always look the person in the eye. Otherwise, you might be in for seven years of bad luck; other versions of this warn of seven years of bad sex.

• A Greek host would take the first drink of wine from the communal pitcher to show everyone that it was good stuff and not poisoned and then pass it around. Since we drink from individual glasses these days, a simultaneous toast revives that communal spirit.

• Your toasting wine should be the best one of the evening since everyone’s palate is fresh enough to appreciate its flavors. Later, move into the more affordable stuff.

• One of our favorite Spanish toasts is “Salud, dinero y amor… y el tiempo para disfrutarlo.” It means “health, money and love… and the time to enjoy them.”

In Russia I was told we clink glasses because when drinking all the senses are involved except hearing. To add to your explanation I was told when you clink glasses you splash a little of your wine into others to make sure it is not poisonous.

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