How do you hold your wine glass?

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How do you hold your wine glass?

Postby Robin Garr » Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:26 pm

For serious wine geeks, this photo listicle is funny but more of a joke than practical advice. Still worth a look for chuckles, though!

The Way You Hold Your Glass Shows Your Class

In my opinion, No. 14, The Normal Human Being, is a good formal standard, although for casual dining I'll confess as a shameless practitioner of No. 10, the Loosey Goosey. How about you?
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Re: How do you hold your wine glass?

Postby Jenise » Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:57 pm

I am apparently a "normal human being". [sigh of relief]
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Re: How do you hold your wine glass?

Postby Jon Leifer » Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:17 pm

guess I am average and ordinary tho, after a glass or 3, might revert to Loosey-Goosey
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Re: How do you hold your wine glass?

Postby Victorwine » Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:28 pm

At a formal tasting most of the time it is No 14. If I think the wine might benefit from some “warming up” I might go with No 11. Sometimes I might go with a much “gentler” No 12 (pinching the base with my pointer and thumb). Everyday drinking I use stemless wine tumbles, so I might find myself using No 9 for picking up the glass, but mostly No 10.

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Re: How do you hold your wine glass?

Postby Shaji M » Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:50 pm

Is this not a thing anymore?
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Re: How do you hold your wine glass?

Postby Rahsaan » Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:53 pm

Shaji M wrote:Is this not a thing anymore?


That was my thought as well. With all those extraneous examples in the article, they could have at least included this standard!
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Re: How do you hold your wine glass?

Postby Jim Cassidy » Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:47 pm

Jenise said:

I am apparently a "normal human being". [sigh of relief]


Probably not... :lol:

The scientists say:

"Normal" is a mathematical description of boring...


We have not yet met, but I'm pretty sure you don't qualify. 8)
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