Sunday, March 18, 2012

How to Serve Wine...

The Dallas Morning News' dining critic Leslie Brenner served up these tips in an article last March.  Ostensibly, the instructions were for restaurant servers, but I think most apply to us at home at the dinner table as well.

Take note...

  • Always pour a taste--for yourself or someone you trust--before serving everyone.  You want to make sure the wine isn't corked, cooked or damaged in some other way.
  • When you pour, leave the glass on the table. Don't pick it up and tilt it like a beer glass as if you're trying to avoid a foamy head.
  • Don't overfill the glass; one third full is about right. Leave the wine plenty of room to breathe.
  • A good host makes sure everyone has enough wine.  But don't get overzealous and overfill.
  • When you come to the end of the bottle, make sure you pour everyone's glass to the same level.
What other tips can you share in the comments below?

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