Sunday 4 December 2016

We hate to break it to you but you're holding your wine glass the wrong way

Sasha Brady

Published 29/07/2016 | 12:53

Apparently there's a correct way to hold your wine glass
Apparently there's a correct way to hold your wine glass
There's a correct way to hold your wine glass. File photo: Getty

You're doing it all wrong.

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This is important advice to heed as we head into the Bank Holiday weekend.

You might say that there is no wrong way to hold a wine glass as long as its in your hands and we'd agree with you.

But an expert thinks differently.

There's a correct way to hold your wine glass. File photo: Getty
There's a correct way to hold your wine glass. File photo: Getty

Anthony Giglio, the Wine Wise Guy at Food and Wine magazine, wants you to look at how you're holding your glass of wine.

He claims that if you're holding the body of the glass, instead of the stem, you're ruining your wine-drinking experience.

"Here's the deal with stemware," said Giglio.

"There's a rod of glass between the base and the bowl of a wine glass for several reasons, and the absolute most important of those is to keep your 98.6-degree hand away from your properly chilled wine."

He said there are three major wine-holding fails, including placing the stem between your ring and middle fingers and wrapping your hand entirely around the glass.

If you place your hand around the glass you're just heating the wine up, which is only a good thing if you're drinking mulled wine.

So the correct way to hold it is by placing your hand around the stem. You can rest your index finger against the body if you need to but make sure your palm isn't coming into correct contact with the wine.

Try it the next time you sit down with a glass of vino and see if it makes a difference.

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