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Know the proper way to hold a wine glass

Know the proper way to hold a wine glass

Southerners are all about good manners, so whenever you're toasting a glass of wine with new or old friends it's important to know how not to grip your chalice. Thanks to this Food & Wine article you'll be sipping properly in public for the rest of your days of wine and roses.

According to the article, which lists three incorrect glass-holding ways that have become unfortunately common (they've even given these holds nicknames like "The Masterpiece Theater Hold"), straddling the goblet between your ring and middle fingers, so that the bowl is cupped in your hand, is a no-no. Not only does it put your vino in danger of warming quickly due to your body heat, but it leaves fingerprints on the glass.

Read the full story at Food & Wine.