How to CookDIY FoodHoliday EntertainingChristmasTips & TechniquesWine

How to Pour Wine Like a Pro

7 + Save

If you like it, save it!

Save and organize all of the stuff you love in one place.

Got it!

If you like something…

Click the heart, it's called favoriting. Favorite the stuff you like.

Got it!

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

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

💬 View Comments ()

Comments (6)


over 2 years 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!


over 2 years ago Michael Hoffman

Product Manager at Food52

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


over 2 years ago dymnyno

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


over 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!


over 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.


over 2 years ago Marian Bull

Practice makes perfect!!