How to Pour a Bottle Of Wine

By Brian Lemay 59 comments

How to Pour a Bottle Of Wine. Learning to
properly pour a bottle of wine can help you impress your dinner guests, or, more likely,
land a restaurant job waiting tables. Either way, it never hurts to have exquisite manners.
You will need An opened bottle of wine A clean cloth napkin A wine glass Another clean cloth
napkin A wine bucket and some ice. Step 1. Use a clean cloth napkin to wipe the mouth
of the opened bottle, cleaning it of any cork dust or debris. Step 2. Cradle the bottle
in one hand, and display the label to your fellow drinkers so they can see the maker,
type, and year. If you are a waiter, display the bottle and label directly to the person
who ordered it. If you’re pouring a white wine, wrap the bottle in a cloth napkin to
prevent the warmth of your hand from damping its chill. Step 3. Bring the mouth of the
bottle just above the rim of the glass, and pour. If you are a waiter, pour a small “tasting”
amount for the person who ordered the wine and wait for their approval. Step 4. Only
fill the glass about a third of the way up. Pouring only a third of a glass allows red
wine to aerate and helps bring its bouquet to fruition. Step 5. As you finish your pour,
twist the bottle as you lift it away from the glass to prevent dripping and wipe the
top of the bottle with the clean cloth napkin. Step 6. Place unfinished white wine bottles
in a wine bucket with ice to keep them cool. If you are a waiter, be sure to ask if the
guests would prefer the bottle of white on the table. Did you know Ancient wine was originally
fermented, transported and stored all in the same vessel — a clay pot called an amphora.



Mar 3, 2008, 3:36 pm Reply

I love the fun facts at the end of each video.

The Official Cher

Jul 7, 2008, 12:03 am Reply

1:48 seconds about how to pour a bottle of wine?


Aug 8, 2008, 2:15 am Reply

Oh i do too! Lol. Sometimes they are histerical! =P


Nov 11, 2008, 8:06 pm Reply

This is wrong: you NEVER EVER hold the bottle for the bottom, it is ALWAYS for the middle of the bottle facing the front label to the host!


Jan 1, 2009, 2:33 am Reply

My tutorial…
How to pour a bottle of wine:
1. Get a bottle of wine.
2. Tilt bottle into glass.
3. Stop pouring wine once the glass is full to the brim.
4. Walk away.



Mar 3, 2009, 6:33 am Reply

Nice try but no…


Apr 4, 2009, 5:31 am Reply

Who gives a flying a fuck about how to pour wine?!Hold the fucken bottle,tilt into the glass,and stop when there's enough!JEEZ!

Kthulhu Fhtagn

Jul 7, 2009, 6:35 pm Reply

Personally i swallow as much as i can as fast as i can out the bottle, followed of course by 30 diazepam and 3 weeks of trying to peice empty black spots of my life back together.


Aug 8, 2009, 6:06 am Reply

Well it's a good thing Im not planning to be one,ehh? xD

Fuck you man.


Aug 8, 2009, 6:58 am Reply

In belgium are the same rules for pouring out wine.

K Killin

Aug 8, 2009, 8:28 am Reply

Nice video, however, wish the video started with her opening the wine. Would be great if there was a video staging a server at the dining table providing wine service to customers.


Nov 11, 2009, 8:40 am Reply

Very clear and thorough


Jan 1, 2010, 4:19 am Reply

I work in a fine dining restaurant and thinks that this tutorial is all wrong. The steps are fine but the ways she does it is way too sloppy. That is not how you wipe the bottle at all.


Mar 3, 2010, 3:30 am Reply

I never drink… wine


Apr 4, 2010, 10:31 pm Reply

that was almost erotic …..


Jun 6, 2010, 6:11 pm Reply

the red wine is flat… not a good wine.

Zodan Borado

Nov 11, 2010, 4:55 am Reply

Now I can serve it perfectly to my church.


Nov 11, 2010, 11:42 am Reply

@OhSoAle i hope no1 gv a fk, but my manager and (sometimes) "pro" people do care

aaron bloor

Nov 11, 2010, 5:29 pm Reply

need some water in that ice bucket.


Dec 12, 2010, 9:33 am Reply

I have worked as a waiter for big functions; often for the military and government departments. wine pouring is the bane of my existence, that and setting a table. table placements are so arbitrary and stupid. i've wasted countless hours re-tilting or readjusting wine bottles, forks, knives etc…. so they are just right.

Sanguis Dominus

Dec 12, 2010, 8:56 pm Reply

@OhSoAle Better still, do away ith the glass all together and just down it straight from the bottle.


Jan 1, 2011, 3:40 am Reply

bottle —> lips.

Jimmy C

Mar 3, 2011, 8:08 am Reply

Luckily I watched this video or else I wouldn't have been able to pour wine.

Gagik Ginosyan

Mar 3, 2011, 5:39 am Reply

i thought you have to gently pour it in, and not make it splash in a glass…..

Paweł Kęcerski

Apr 4, 2011, 12:37 pm Reply

@OhSoAle Maybe you should start giving a flying fuck about not only proper wine tasting (not getting drunk beyond recognition) and language. I do realize we are Internet users, but some manners would be advisable.

Graham Webb

Apr 4, 2011, 5:03 pm Reply

Step 7 repeat process using ONE hand

Tori The Creator

Jul 7, 2011, 3:15 am Reply

Step 1. open the bottle with a corkscrew
Step 2. Pour the wine in a glass


Jul 7, 2011, 6:03 pm Reply

oh thats what i was doing wrong, you need an open bottle of wine

Shauna O

Jul 7, 2011, 2:33 am Reply

Oh no, My bottle is closed :/


Aug 8, 2011, 9:32 am Reply

yeah she's wiping the tip alright…

Grandma Pirate

Aug 8, 2011, 3:24 am Reply


Danaila Romeo

Sep 9, 2011, 2:54 pm Reply

@OhSoAle this is a tuttorial for waiters and not only you dumb ass

Kris Chislett

Oct 10, 2011, 10:02 pm Reply

FYI: You shouldn't hold a bottle the way she was doing i.e. with your thumb up the "punt". It's known as the "proctologist's grip".

John Beddow

Oct 10, 2011, 11:59 am Reply

i never saw anyone hold a bottle like this before

Tav Tron

Oct 10, 2011, 5:29 pm Reply

well, never going to be waiting again but good to know what i did wrong XD


May 5, 2012, 8:22 pm Reply

So you can't pour it without it dripping down the side of the bottle? I am slightly annoyed.

Nico Volli

May 5, 2012, 1:56 pm Reply

Too many things wrong in this how to. Consult a professional next time before you make a video. Ridiculous!


Aug 8, 2012, 10:13 pm Reply

Another well made video with WRONG information! Where do they get this info LMFAO!


Nov 11, 2012, 6:50 pm Reply

Yeah, and she probably can't wipe her ass correctly without everyone here to tell her how either. LMFAO


Dec 12, 2012, 6:22 am Reply

I can do that. Hold my beer and watch this.


Jan 1, 2013, 9:11 pm Reply

Am I the only one who has an erection on 1:25 😀

Du Rexx

Jan 1, 2013, 12:26 pm Reply

make a tutorial how to sit or how to open door…

Schoolboy TDE

Jan 1, 2013, 8:46 pm Reply

did ya notest she was holding a bottle of wine?


Apr 4, 2013, 9:04 pm Reply

Too uncouth.


Apr 4, 2013, 9:05 pm Reply

What was incorrect?

thierry berno

Jun 6, 2013, 2:00 am Reply

Put some water in that bucket. Only ice is not gonna chill anything…

Random Green Tea

Sep 9, 2013, 11:41 am Reply

You don't have to pour it that way, it's simply that some people appreciate going by the rules.


Mar 3, 2014, 9:09 pm Reply

Step 1: Pick up wine bottle
Step 2: Pour into glass


Apr 4, 2014, 7:51 pm Reply

I needed to know this

Melbournian Bachelor

Apr 4, 2015, 1:13 pm Reply

What a waste of a youtube video. Absolute rubbish and I have been doing it professionally for 28 years. Your right mate the cow does go moo!


Aug 8, 2015, 4:46 pm Reply

I like how she twist's the bottle SO LATE! its already upright and dripping a real waiter would do so as your ending your pour not AFTER once its to late and dripped WHAT GOOD IS THAT! LMAO good video bad presenter….


Aug 8, 2015, 8:01 pm Reply

lol what is this sissy way of drinking wine by pouring so daintily into a tiny wine glass? Real drinkers chug wine straight from the bottle.


Oct 10, 2015, 5:39 pm Reply

So… exactly the same as every other liquid

Prabin Paudel

Jan 1, 2016, 3:38 pm Reply

how can i downloads these videos??


Jun 6, 2016, 8:10 am Reply

cool thanks!


Jul 7, 2017, 11:56 am Reply

No one else finds disgusting that she's constantly cleaning the mouth of the bottle with the cloth? If I am in a restaurant and they do that I'll be like WTF. Who knows where that cloth has been…

Alister. K Greenidge

Oct 10, 2017, 12:22 am Reply

Wow where did they find that Robot? It look so woman like!

Pseudo Nym

Feb 2, 2018, 11:29 pm Reply

The unpretentious method as follows. Open bottle of wine with your own chosen method, grab firmly and lift head height, tilt narrow end to open mouth. Then just f&ckin drink it.

Ricattino G

Jun 6, 2019, 5:29 am Reply

Totally bad!!!

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