by Debra Kirkham
There is the proper way to hold a glass and much of this revolves around the temperature of the drink, which effects the aroma and flavor. Enjoy the following tips of etiquette for your selections:
- Champagne – Hold by the stem of the flute as champagne is served chilled
- Red Wine – Hold by the stem or the base of the bowl as red wine is served warm
- Sherry – Hold by the stem of the copita as sherry is served slightly chilled
- Water – Hold by the stem or the base of the bowl as water is either served in a goblet or a tumbler and either way temperature, taste and aroma is not effected with water
- White Wine – Hold by the stem as white wine is served chilled and you don’t want to change the temperature with your fingers
Is a ten year old child holding a water goblet by the bowl an affectation?