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Know your Pinot from your Merlot and learn the proper way to open, pour, taste, and appreciate wine with this video series.
You Will Need
- An opened bottle of wine
- A clean cloth napkin
- A wine glass
- Another clean cloth napkin
- A wine bucket
- Some ice
Use a clean cloth napkin to wipe the mouth of the opened bottle, cleaning it of any cork dust or debris.
Cradle the bottle in one hand, and display the label to your fellow drinkers so they can see the maker, type, and year. If you are a waiter, display the bottle and label directly to the person who ordered it.
Bring the mouth of the bottle just above the rim of the glass, and pour.
Only fill the glass about a third of the way up.
Twist & wipe
As you finish your pour, twist the bottle as you lift it away from the glass to prevent dripping and wipe the top of the bottle with the clean cloth napkin.
Place whites in bucket
Place unfinished white wine bottles in a wine bucket with ice to keep them cool. If you are a waiter, be sure to ask if the guests would prefer the bottle of white on the table.