Guest Post by Madeline Puckette of Wine Folly
Madeline Puckette is a woman of many talents, from singing and producing electronica to graphic design. She’s also a certified wine expert who hosts a web series at Wine Folly, which offers online wine courses, wine videos, and media that deliver the world of wine to the web. (more…)
Wine etiquette has changed drastically over the years, just as the profile of drinkers has changed. Gone are the days of stuffy sommeliers wielding crystal stemware in suits and ties. Instead, a new generation of tattooed, Converse-wearing wine directors has emerged, bringing a fresh breath of air into the restaurant world, and blurring the lines between what’s acceptable and what’s not when it comes to consuming wine when dining out. This relaxation of the rules has generated lots of questions from diners who aren’t quite sure what’s cool and what’s a complete faux pas when it comes to sniffing corks, bringing your own bottle or sending wine back.
In an effort to set things straight, here’s a selection of frequently asked questions that pertain to wine etiquette, particularly as it applies to drinking wine in restaurants. This is the first in a series of posts about wine etiquette, so keep an eye out for other posts that tackle etiquette questions related to wine tastings, dinner parties and more. (more…)