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Pouring Wine

Entertaining Tip: Pouring Wine

Serve women and older guests first, then men and finish with yourself.

How to Pour:

  • Leave each wine glass on the table, and pour the wine into it
  • Pour toward the center of the glass, unless the wine is sparkling in which case pour against the side of the glass to preserve bubbles
  • Fill each glass no more than two-thirds full. Leaving room in the glass allows your guest to swirl the wine.
  • When you are finished pouring, twist the bottle to control drips

Keep glasses full for your guests, and appoint a friend to help when you’re preoccupied with other host duties.