WTF-Amy’s Top 4 wine no-no’s list
- Ice cubes in white wine. My sister and I are guilty of this crime against wine. You can see the evidence in the above photos. Yes, it waters down the wine and it’s especially heinous to do this to good wine. It’s one thing to do it to a bottle of two buck Chuck, it’s another to do it to a $30 bottle from your wine club.
- Dinner parties. Some good advice I once read said that you should only bring a bottle of wine you are willing to lose. That doesn’t mean bring a crappy bottle. It means you might not get to drink what you bring, but taking it back would be so bad, so you should bring something good enough to share, but won’t break your heart if you don’t get to drink it.
- Milk or milk products in wine glasses. Wine glasses can pick up odors, so no matter how much you clean them, there could always be a rotten milk smell to the glasses…slight as it might be.
- Filling the glass to the top. I’m OK with this one at a restaurant…because I’m probably paying by the glass, but otherwise, no. The wine needs to breathe and I’m a little clumsy. Picking up a full glass is pretty much going to result in a nice red spot on your lovely white tablecloth. Do us all a favor and adhere to the 2/3 rule. There’s always more wine in the bottle…or another bottle.
Are there any other wine no-no’s that should be on this or future lists?