How To Hold A Wine Glass

There is a Right Way to Hold a Wine Glass!

It may seem a bit unnecessary to discuss how you should hold a wine glass; but, there is a right way and a wrong way and it does make a difference.

Wine is served in stemware because the temperature at which wine is served can have a profound impact on the tastes and the enjoyment it yields. Wine glasses should always be held by the stem of the glass rather than the bowl since the heat of your hand will quickly warm the liquid.

Warming a wine above its desired serving temperature will yield unwanted and unpleasant characteristics. The alcohol in wine will give a sharpness or ‘bite’ to the taste if the wine is served above 74ºF.

Enough said. Just hold the glass by the stem unless the wine is served at too cool a temperature and you need to warm it for a minute or two.
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