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How to Do the Wine into an Upside-down Glass Party Trick

Bet your friends that you can make wine magically go into an upside-down glass, and the next round will be on them.


  • Step 1: Light the candle Light the candle and drip wax into the center of the dish. Place the candle on the wax so that it sticks.
  • TIP: You can get a cherry from the bartender and light the stem instead of using a candle.
  • Step 2: Pour the wine Pour the wine into the dish.
  • TIP: Red wine is best so everyone can clearly see the wine going into the glass.
  • Step 3: Position the wine glass Place the wine glass upside down directly over the candle.
  • Step 4: Watch in amazement Watch in amazement as the wine is drawn into the glass as the candle goes out, creating a vacuum.
  • Step 5: Flip over the glass Flip over the glass holding the dish on top, remove the dish, and the wine is now fully in the glass. Bottoms up!
  • FACT: Did you know? Treading grapes by foot is still the technique used to produce a small quantity of high-quality port wines.

You Will Need

  • A dish or shallow bowl
  • A small candle or tea light
  • A one-quarter full glass of wine
  • A cherry (optional)

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