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Fluid: Hold Me

September 8, 2010
I usually love Lettie Teague, a frequent contributor to Food and Wine Magazine and a columnist at the Wall Street Journal.  I can appreciate her post, “How To Hold a Glass of Wine” for pointing out the purely chemical reasons why one should not hold your glass by the bowl. But I  bristle at her point about elegance.  “Holding the glass by the bowl,” she posits, doesn’t look nice. “It’s much more elegant to hold it by the stem.”
I hold a glass of good wine by the stem because I want to enjoy its intended flavor and characteristics, not because I need to seem/feel elegant. And frankly, it’s disheartening that wine snobbery is still so alive and well.

Wrong.

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