Top 10 wine faux pas

 The world of wine needn’t be an intimidating gauntlet of unexplainable terms and stuffy etiquette, but being aware of some common pitfalls can’t hurt.


How do you take your wine?

Society is awash with perceived expectations and etiquette when it comes to drinking wine, many of which are wholly off the mark.

The wine world has undoubtedly endured its fair share of often misplaced snobbery throughout the years, a trend that those in the trade have long fought to quash.

Wine is to be enjoyed by all, whether you choose to drink from a crystal cut Lalique glass or a plastic cup at a barbecue.

However superfluous rules for drinking wine should not be confused with practical advice.

While we do not wish to add to the rule book, this collection of tips should make for a more fulfilling wine experience.

Click through for some of the most common wine pitfalls….

6 Responses to “Top 10 wine faux pas”

  1. Michael Tschuertz says:

    Just don’t try it with a Petrus.

    Funny, I have seen it once. The man ordered a Petrus 1985 and his wife a coke and she really did mix it.

  2. John Lea says:

    I remember talking to the producer of a St Emilion Grand Cru Classe property who was at first horrified at being in a night club in Japan and seeing clubbers mixing cola with the property’s wine. Then the owner considered that at least the clubbers were buying the wine (and paying a high price for it) which is, after all, what its all about.

  3. Caryl says:

    I can’t even bear to see a Kir made out of our fizz or white wines – though I learned to bite my tongue after a Chinese friend asked pertinently, “But how can you bring yourself to add milk to your tea?”. It still hurts, though.

  4. craig says:

    What’s wrong with a bit of ostentatious swirling?

  5. Paul Stevens says:

    Really…Was it a quiet day in the office?

  6. Mr.Freyat says:

    It’s unapproprate to mix wine with Coke, b/c it will lose it’s caracter like acidity, tannin, suger and alcohol so if u want to drink wine it’s better to have it neat, also if u don’t like the dryness u can have sweet or mid sweet.

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