Wine will be served during a formal dinner: If you don’t want wine, place your finger-tips lightly on the rim of the glass when the server approaches to pour. NEVER TURN YOUR GLASS UPSIDE DOWN. Say “I’m not having any today” (or this evening or tonight). The today sends a message: You don’t disprove of wine, and the others should feel no compunction about enjoying their wine if they choose.
see, swirl, sniff, sip, swallow.
Wait until your host has lifted his or her glass before you drink.
> Red wine (and Brandy)
Glasses are held by the bowl because the warmth of the hand releases the bouquet.
> White wine and champagne are always held by the stem.
> Red wine glasses can also be held by the stem .