You should hold a red wine glass by the stem or base. Your thumb and index fingers should pinch the stem near the base of the glass. You can tuck your remaining fingers in or rest them on the base. Essentially, you do not want to have your hands touching the bowl of the wine glass.
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.
What is wine etiquette?
9 Wine Etiquette Habits to Know
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.
How do guys hold a wine glass?
What is the etiquette for holding red wine glass?
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.
Why do wine glasses have stems?
A stem helps you swirl wine
Swirling wine is really just to help invigorate aromas within your glass. This small movement will heighten the intensity of aroma and give you a better expression of flavour. Either way, a stemmed glass is much easier to elegantly swirl than one without.
What is the proper way to hold glassware when serving?
Never carry a glass by placing a hand or palm over the opening or by grasping the rim of the glass with your fingers. Rather, carry the glass or cup by the base or handle.
How do you hold a port glass?
Hold your wine glass by the stem
All wine glasses with stem are optimally held by grapping the stem close to the base of the foot of the glass. Personally, I prefer pinching the stem with my thumb, index and middle finger and letting the remaining fingers rest on the foot of the glass.