How to hold a wine glass

By LeafTV Editor

Ever wonder what the right way is to hold a wine glass? It is just not a matter of displaying proper etiquette, there is a reason for holding a wine glass a particular way.

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Step 1

  • There is a reason that wine is served in stemware verses a glass or cup. The reason is that the temperature that a wine is served can have an impact on its taste. Placing your hands on the bowl of the glass will cause the liquid to change temperature.

Step 2

To avoid warming a wine above its suggested temperature, hold the wine by the stem.

Step 3

Pinch the stem of the glass between your index finger and thumb.

Step 4

When drinking do not place your palm on the base of the glass.