There’s no question that some of the biggest wine faux-pas are the least well known, and some of the mythical wine faux-pas ("No drinking white wine with steak,") are simply untrue. Follow this quick list of three wine faux-pas to avoid in any setting, and you’ll be sure to come off as wine savvy:
I think people should enjoy wine the way they want to. that being said, I would never put ice in my wine, I usually don't put ice in any drink.
I was at a party the other night and the waitress handed me a glass of wine with ice in it. I am not a wine expert but I knew that was not the way it was suposed to be served, But, I think it tasted good that way. I asked my friends if this was normal they said no, but, the wait staff had forgotten to put the wine on ice and did this as a shortcut. No one else minded ... so I didn't either. It was good that way.
Putting ice in wine is like asking for steak to be cooked "well done"...its like a slap in the face to the chef/winemaker.
90% of the women I know put ice cubes in their wine. I'm not a wine drinker however I found it's easier for me to stomach when I put ice cubes in mine. I don't feel its an insult to the wine maker, I mean I AM drinking it. BSo I may be guilty of the ice cubes but I DO drink it with my pinky out...just to be fancy.
I have a group of friends who will only drink their wine with soda added- every time they pour some pop in their wine glass I swear I can hear wine connoisseurs all over gasping in shock and clutching their chests as they faint dead away-
**Laughing** Since when is it a crime to put an ice cube in your glass of wine (although, I do prefer my wine without ice)? I don't like steak sauce on my steak either, but I don't say, "YUCK!" to somebody who does. This thread is really striking me as funny... I agree with some of the other ladies...LIVE, LOVE, LAUGH and DRINK WHATEVER YOU LIKE, HOWEVER YOU LIKE!
I agree with drinking wine any way that you enjoy it. Iknow a few women, that when they first started drinking wine, they used ice cubes and built up to not using them. It helped them to get used to it. However, Ialways thought that you were supposed to hold the globe of red wine glasses to release the tannins..
I have been guilty of not always holding my glass by the stem. I've never had the desire though to put ice in my wine. Thanks for the tips!
Not a wine drinker, if I was I would be adding the ice. Specifically to dilute the taste. The info on holding the glass and not filling it to the top is good to know and can be good for things other than wine. I am with Hollysmom - Live, Love, Laugh and drink whatever you like however you like it it isn't a law. ;)
There are some wines where I have added an ice cube or two to dilute on purpose, just due to them being too sweet / bitter for my personal taste. However the information regarding holding the wine glass is new to me, thanks!
In my humble opinion, life if too short to sweat the small stuff, to each his own. Ripple out of a bottle in a brown bag might not be my taste, but, then neither is the overwhelming aftershave of a certain "know-it-all" wine connoisseur. Live, Love, Laugh and drink it "your way"!
I took a wine appreciation class in all places, college. (You had to be 21 or older to take it though). Dr. Vine (his real name) taught us to appreciate the wonderful aromas, flavors and textures of wine. We learned to appreciate the finer elements different wines have to offer. Our teacher was the wine buyer for a major airline, so we had the opportunity to taste absolutely great (including very pricey) wines from around the globe (many of which I still couldn't afford). We also learn that big price doesn't necessarily equate to great flavor. I really appreciate the knowledge he instilled in us, though I know some people took the class solely for the opportunity to drink wine and eat the palate cleansers. I'm grateful I had the opportunity to enjoy wines I may not ever partake of again ...Mississippi State knows how to refine her students. ;-)
I have seen all three of these and am always surprised to watch someone add ice to their wine. I personally prefer the wine served in a glass that is filled with the proper pour and a larger size glass that leaves plenty of room for the wine. In my opinion, I agree that the taste of the wine changes between a full glass and a glass 1/2 full.
i like the ice in my red wine occasionally if i'm doing a spritzer, otherwise i agree with the author, it waters the wine way too much. as for 1/2 glass, i just dont get that. my husband wont split with me, and if i get 1/2 a glass then i feel like i'm being cheated.
I've heard this great trick so that no one needs to buy a wine refrigerator: if you're serving white, leave it in the fridge all day and take it out 20 mins before serving. If you're serving red, put it IN the fridge 20 mins before serving. Great temps for each that way.