may seem a bit unnecessary to discuss how to hold
a wine glass; but, there is a right way and a wrong way and
it does make a difference.
Wine is served in stemware
because the temperature at which wine is served can have
a profound impact on the tastes and the enjoyment it yields.
Wine glasses should always be held by the stem of the
glass rather than the bowl since the heat of your hand
will quickly warm the liquid.
Warming a wine above its
desired serving temperaturewill yield unwanted and unpleasant characteristics.
The alcohol in wine will give a sharpness or 'bite' to
the taste if the wine is served above 74 F. degrees.
Just hold the glass by the stem unless the wine is served
at too cool a temperature and you need to warm it for
a minute or two.