Holiday Entertaining

How to Pour Wine Like a Pro

December 12, 2012

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

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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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Keary S. December 23, 2012
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!
Michael H. December 13, 2012
Finally, a *literal* "classic with a twist"! Thanks for the tip,. Kenzi!
dymnyno December 12, 2012
Nice video and great advice. Like Kenzi, black is my color of choice when pouring wine, esp red wine.
Kristen M. December 12, 2012
I always wondered why restaurant servers did that wrist-twist thing. I think I need to practice my pro moves tonight. Thanks Kenzi!
Kenzi W. December 12, 2012
An added bonus of practicing: you get to open a bottle of wine.
Marian B. December 12, 2012
Practice makes perfect!!