Kitchen Confidence

How to Pour Wine Like a Pro

By • December 12, 2012 • 6 Comments

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Inspired by conversations on the FOOD52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun. 

Need a holiday hand? We've got you covered with two straight weeks of Holiday Survival Recipes -- the ones you can rely on to keep your guests (and you) feeling festive. 

Today: How to Pour Wine Without A Drop Stop

We could always use a little more finesse. Beyond a touch of grace, we could all use a little more perfection in our lives, too -- especially when it comes to pouring wine for your guests, sans a drop stop.

Watch Kenzi, our Assistant Editor, pour wine without spilling a drop -- the key is in the flick of the wrist -- and practice on your own while saving leftover wine.

This video was shot and edited by Kyle Orosz

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Tags: kitchen confidence, pouring wine, drop stop, holiday, wine, how-to & diy

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over 1 year ago Keary Shandler

Mmm, but my question is how to do it gracefully from a decanter. You know, one of those that you almost have to tip on its head to get the last 250mls out! And they're heavy!


almost 2 years ago Michael Hoffman

Michael is an engineer at Food52

Finally, a *literal* "classic with a twist"! Thanks for the tip,. Kenzi!


almost 2 years ago dymnyno

Nice video and great advice. Like Kenzi, black is my color of choice when pouring wine, esp red wine.


almost 2 years ago Kristen Miglore

Kristen is the Executive Editor of Food52

I always wondered why restaurant servers did that wrist-twist thing. I think I need to practice my pro moves tonight. Thanks Kenzi!


almost 2 years ago Kenzi Wilbur

Kenzi is the Managing Editor of Food52.

An added bonus of practicing: you get to open a bottle of wine.


almost 2 years ago Marian Bull

Marian is Food52's Associate Editor.

Practice makes perfect!!