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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  • 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.

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

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

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