It may seem a bit unnecessary to discusshow
to hold a wine glass; but, there is a right way and a wrong
way and it does make a difference.
Wine is served in stemware because the temperature at which
wine is served can have a profound impact on the tastes and
the enjoyment it yields. Wine glasses should always be
held by the stem of the glass rather than the bowl sincethe
heat of your hand will quickly warm the liquid.
Warming a wine above itsdesiredserving
yield unwanted and unpleasant characteristics. The alcohol
in wine will give a sharpness or 'bite' to the taste if the
wine is served above 74 F. degrees.
Enough said. Just hold the glass by the stem unless the
wine is served at too cool a temperature and you need to
warm it for a minute or two.