I saw this “how-to” on A Cup of Jo last week and it spoke to my heart. Since it’s the party season and all, I thought it appropriate we all brush up on our wine etiquette. Here are some of my favorite tips.
Fill red wine glasses 1/3 full, white wine glasses 1/2 full, and sparkling wine 3/4 full.
Cheers! When clinking glasses, make eye contact with the other person. Otherwise, according to French superstition, you’ll risk seven years of bad luck (read: bad sex). You also should clink glasses individually with each person at the table without crossing anyone’s arms.
Always hold your wine glass by the stem. Many people mistakenly think you only need to hold white wine by the stem (so you don’t warm up the wine), but experts say you should hold red wine by the stem, too, so you can see its color and clarity, as well as to avoid smudging the glass with your fingerprints. Otherwise, wine snobs might call you a “bowl grabber”! 🙂
See all the tips here.