How to hold your wine glass with utmost social etiquette?
The way you carry yourself in social situations says a whole lot about your confidence and intelligence – the same can be said about the way you carry your drink. From stylish labels embellished with gold and silver medals to endless variety of blends, grapes and vintages, there is something in wine that captures our attention. To satiate your curiosity, we bring you the best ways to hold your wine glass with utmost social etiquette.
Getting the right grip
Unfortunately, we live in a world where little things like this count. So instead of fighting it, arm yourself with a few civilized ways to hold a wine glass. There’s something about the confidence of holding a glass and the correct way to hold wine glass is by stem. The thumb and first two fingers might go around the stem and then underneath the base of the glass are the other two fingers.
First off, holding a glass by the stem prevents smudging, and keeps the bowl free of fingerprints. Keeping the bowl fingerprint free means you can easily assess the wine’s colour, texture and smoothness, and thereby learn many things about your wine even before tasting it.
Swirl it around
The second reason the glass has a stem is that gripping the stem makes it easier to swirl your wine. The action of swirling churns the liquid as it travels around the bowl, drawing in oxygen from the air and opening the wine up, helping it to release its aromas. Though it seems arcane, swirling can be the key to unlocking flavours of wine.
Keep it cool
But the most crucial reason to hold the stem is that when you grip the goblet, you end up warming the wine in it. When a wine is too hot, the alcohol evaporates at a quicker pace.As a result,some of the more complex flavours are convoluted with, and you maybe left with a flat tasting wine.When you hold the stem, you keep the wine at the proper temperature, and thus serve it at its best.
Experts say that if you hold your glass with crummy, splayed fingers you’re a flirt, those who hold it by bowl are gossipers. So, having the knowing about how to hold your wine glass is better than to be worried about being judged by how you hold a glass.