All About Wine Etiquette

All About Wine Etiquette

It is important to learn proper wine etiquette in different settings if you want to enjoy drinking it. Wine is considered a social drink that should be enjoyed amongst friends, family or colleagues. Here are a few tips for the most common settings.

All About Wine Etiquette

Wine Tasting

The best place to taste wine is at the winery. As a matter of fact, you will be able to learn about different types of wines at the winery so that you can pick from the best. The knowledgeable staff at the wineries will help you choose the best wine with ease. If you are a new drinker and you are trying to determine what you like, do not hesitate to ask the staff. They will be more than happy to explain to you different wines and answer your questions.

Wine At Home

If you are serving a wine before dinner, a sparkling wine or a light white wine will be appropriate. But it is also good to know what your guests like as well. Do not assume that what you like is what they like. When serving your guests, be sure to use the right wine glasses.

Do not serve in paper or plastic cups especially if you are just having a small party with very few guests.When filling the wine glasses, make sure they are not full. Leave the glass at least half empty or close to two-thirds depending on the type of glass.When filling the wine glasses, make sure they are not full. Leave the glass at least half empty or close to two-thirds depending on the type of glass.

Wine at the Restaurant

Wine can be a perfect complement to a nice restaurant meal. If it is your first time drinking wine, it can be a really intimidating ordeal to find the best wine when the waiter presents you with the wine list. Do not be afraid to consult with the wine steward or waiter. They will be glad to recommend a wine that perfectly complements the meal that you want to order.

Wine as a Gift

When buying wine as a gift, you will need to make sure that you choose a bottle that they are going to enjoy. It’s an even bolder idea (sometime) to get them a brand that they are not so familiar with but you know that the characteristics of the wine are something they will enjoy. If you are not too knowledgeable about different wines that are available, be sure to ask for recommendations from the experts at the store where you will be shopping.

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