wine2There’s a difference between manners and etiquette, especially when it comes to wine. When you either stop in for a glass or for a full on wine tasting at Solaire wine bar, it will only better your experience to know what standard etiquette is for the serving and drinking of fine wine. In order to keep you on your best behavior during your visit, we’ve provided you with a few of the standard fine wine serving and drinking rules of etiquette.


Different wines are served in different glasses, and all for good reason. So if it is your first time indulging in some delectable white wine, and you’re expecting the globe glass that you are usually served with red wine. Wine is served in different glasses because of the underlying tones that each type has, as well as the different ways that the air hits it. For red wine, the globe glasses provide the wine with just the right touch of oxygen to bring the flavors and aroma out.


Similarly to the etiquette of the glassware, different types of wine require different serving temperatures. Red wine is commonly served warm, although there are some exceptions, while white wine is generally chilled.


When first tasting a wine to make sure it’s suitable, your server should pour only a small serving of wine in your glass. After you’ve swirled, sniffed and sipped, you will tell your server whether or not the wine is to your liking. If it is, you can expect them to pour a globe glass about ⅓ of the way with delicious red wine. For white wine, your server should fill it roughly ⅔ of the way.

Hopefully these few basic forms of etiquette for serving wine have provided you with an insight of what to expect when you visit our wine bar. To reserve a wine tasting event, or even just book space at the wine bar, contact Solaire’s office.