My question is about wine glass etiquette.
What is the correct way to hold a glass of wine? It’s confusing because I was taught to hold a wine glass by it’s stem, because holding the glass by the bowl warms the wine, but everywhere I look, whether in a pub, fancy restaurant or party, most people are holding on to that bowl of wine and not the stem. What is the modern etiquette for holding a wine glass?
–AG, Providence, RI
- Wine experts say that holding the bowl of the wine glass warms the wine – and especially with chilled white wine, rosé, or champagne – should simply NOT be done.
- I, on the other hand, say the exception should be that when you’re on your feet in a crowded space and you don’t want to dribble your wine on someone or have someone bump into your glass – cup the bowl from underneath.
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