What is the correct way to hold a wine glass

The proper way to hold a wine glass is by grasping the lower half of the stem between your thumb and forefingers. This keeps your drink stable, allows you to sip easily, and looks polished in social settings. You can also pinch the bottom of the glass, where the stem meets the base.

Is there a wrong way to hold a wine glass?

There’s no one proper way to hold your glass of wine by the stem. Here are a few correct ways you can choose from: Pinch the lower part of the stem: The stem should be between your thumb and index finger. You can also hold with three fingers – thumb, forefinger, and middle finger for more stability.

Do you hold a wine glass by the stem or the bowl?

Generally, you’d hold a wine glass by the stem. “The thumb and first two fingers might go around the stem, and then underneath the base of the glass are the other two fingers,” Burder describes. It’s worth trying this at home first, so you’re comfortable with your new style before going out.

What is the correct way of holding stemmed wine glasses?

Hold all stemmed wine glasses (red, white, etc) towards the base of the stem between your thumb, forefinger and middle finger. You’ll find that your other fingers will just rest on the base naturally. Don’t worry, it’s totally socially acceptable to swirl your wine.

How does a lady hold a wine glass?


Quote from video: You're going to hold it at the stem. There's two reasons for this. The first reason is that the wine is going to get warmer. And it's going to alter the temperature if you're holding around the bowl.

What is wine etiquette?

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Hold your glass by the stem or the base. Smell your wine. Sniff it, taste it, and think about it. Try to drink from the same position on your wine glass to reduce unsightly mouth marks. When opening a wine bottle, try to do it quietly, like a ninja.

Why do you hold a wine glass by the stem?

First off, holding a glass by the stem prevents smudging, and keeps the bulb free of fingerprints. Keeping the bulb fingerprint free means you can more easily asses the wine’s color, and thereby learn things about it before ever even tasting it.

Why is it important to handle glasses on the stem and not on the rim?

The stem on wine glasses is the intended place to hold your wine for two reasons: to prevent fingerprints from showing up on the glass and also to prevent the wine from being warmed by your hand.

Which part of the glass that you must avoid holding?

To hold a standard wine glass, you must avoid holding the bowl of the glass and stick to holding the stem. While some clutch the stem in their palm, making a tight fist, we think this can look a bit clumsy.