One of the great pleasures of summertime is drinking a chilled glass of rosé, and no matter what the weather is, serving it warm just won’t do the trick. Well, here is what you really do not know. By holding your wine glass the wrong way, you tend to tamper with the serving temperature, which would take away all the pleasure. Hence, how to hold a wine glass is something that you might want to consider learning.
You might have seen how people in the movies hold the wine glasses, but in reality, the technique that you need to use will depend on what type of wine glass you are carrying. With that in mind, we will discuss the proper way of holding a regular wine glass as well as a stemless wine glass.
Interestingly, there are different ways to hold a regular or traditional wine glass, and they are the following:
A. Holding the trunk of the wine glass on either side of your thumb, index or middle finger
B. Grasping the trunk with just your index fingers and thumb
C. Holding the glass stem right above the base
D. Pinching the bottom of the wine glass using your thumb
This is a wine glass that has no trunk or stem; thus, it should be held like a regular drinking glass. However, there are some essential things to keep in mind, and they are:
A. Gripping the glass towards the base
B. Ensuring little contact
Holding the wine glass properly is not the only etiquette you should know. There are other things you should do with the wine glass at social events that are acceptable.
It will be quite impossible for you to hold the glass properly for an entire event. At some point, you have to put it down. If there is no resting surface close to you or you feel the necessity to support the glass in between sips, then it is recommended that you rest the sole of the wine glass on your weaker palm. While doing so, you can continue holding the glass properly with your other hand.
While sipping your wine, it is recommended that you sip from a spot across the edge of your glass, and you must drink from the same spot each time. Drinking from different spots across the rim of your glass will lead to excess contact, which will result in the scent of your wine becoming tainted. In addition to that, it will leave multiple prints on the glass, especially if you are wearing lipstick or a gloss.
When drinking, your glass should never be full. For red wine, a third of the glass should be filled. On the other hand, for white wine, the glass should be half full. In that way, there is a low chance of accidentally spilling the wine.
If you want to check the fragrance of the wine, you should tilt the glass a bit and bring it close to your nose. Another acceptable method is to put the rim of the wine glass just an inch away from your nose. Since the way we smell things differ, each of those two methods are socially acceptable.
Social events are places where you meet new friends, potential business partners, clients and all sorts of people that might influence your life. That is why it is essential for you to know how to hold a wine glass correctly as well as how to go about with drinking wine. Any of the above-listed methods and tips are socially acceptable and recommended.