6 Steps to a Perfect Pour of Wine
It may seem as though we’re taking wines a little too seriously. It is true, we have no qualms accepting the fact, we take wine very seriously. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that we wish to discuss the perfect way to pour wine.
On a serious note, the saying the devil is in the details is in fact true when it comes to wine. These steps are far too simple to be considered cumbersome; no one will even notice, but you will have the satisfaction of doing it right.
1. With a wine bottle with a cork, there will always be a foil which covers the mouth. Cut the foil one inch below the opening and wipe with a napkin. This reduces the chances of any lead seeping into the wine. It also reduces the chances of the wine dripping down the neck of the bottle.
2. Hold the bottle in your hand in such a way that the person you are serving the wine to can see the label clearly.
3. Pour the wine right down the center of the glass. This allows the wine to interact with air before it settles in the glass, this is important as it works in developing the nose and palate of the wine. If it is a sparkling wine then you pour it down the edge of the glass protecting those precious bubbles.
4. Fill the glass up to the broadest part of the bowl; not too much and nor too less.
5. Twist the bottle gently as you finish pouring the wine. This will help you avoid dripping and spilling wine. Wipe the mouth of the bottle after the pour.
6. As far as etiquette goes, always pour wine for the ladies first, eldest to youngest, head in the clockwise direction of the table or group and the same applies for the men.
You’re all set. No chance of you disappointing anyone with an unhappy glass of wine.