Restaurant Wine Etiquette Uncorked!

Not an actual sommelier
  • Do not place the bottle upside down in the ice bucket to signify to the server that it is empty. RUDE! Instead, you can take the empty bottle out of the ice and place it on the table, or just leave it in the bucket upright.
  • Do not pour your own wine before pouring for each guest. If you ordered the wine, you get served last, as you are considered the host.
  • Do not aerate your wine by swirling it in the air if you are not capable of this maneuver. Instead, aerate the wine by swirling with the base of the glass on the table. It does the same thing, and you have greater control.
  • Do not get your greasy hands all over the bulb of the glass if you are eating food that is messy. If your hands are clean, and you like to hold your glass by the bulb, then go for it, but you might be curious to know that this is improper wine handling.

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Lauren Volper

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@thelaurenvolperlife. Culinary school grad. Professional Wino. Retired amatuer bodybuilder. Jill of all trades, master of pun.

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