You've Been Drinking White Wine Wrong, And Here's Why

The holidays are right around the corner, which only means one thing:


Bring on the Pinot, because we're ready to get wild.

But before you start poppin' bottles and guzzling down the white, you should probably be aware that you're doing it wrong.

According to modern day etiquette expert Daniel Post Senning, properly drinking a chilled glass of white wine requires more effort than we thought.

And, yes, chugging directly from the bottle is still frowned upon (I'm disappointed, too).

In a statement given to Elite Daily by Post Senning, the correct way to drink a glass of chilled white wine is explained. Needless to say, we've been guzzling the goods incorrectly for as long as I can remember.

Are you ready for the hack of a lifetime? OK, good.

Post Senning stated that when you're drinking white wine, you should be holding the glass by the stem or the base to avoid warming the beverage with your hands.

Genius, I tell you.

Take it from this chick. She's a pro white wine drinker:

Or even this guy, who loves white wine so much he soaked himself in it:

But, hey, he's still holding to glass correctly. Kudos, dude.

As you can see, they aren't holding the glass by the bowl. Therefore, their wine is staying nice and chilly — just how we like it.

But if white wine isn't your favorite, Post Senning even gave us tips about how to indulge in a glass of red, my personal favorite.

Apparently, you're allowed to hold any part of a red wine glass, because the liquid should already be served at room temperature... unless you're my mom, who prefers ice in her red wine.

One more shocking tip Post Senning enlightened us with concerns the actual amount of wine you should be pouring per glass.

The expert claims you should only fill your wine glass to it's widest point.

Ha, who knew you weren't supposed to fill it to the rim? Definitely not me.

If all this talk about wine is getting you in the mood for a bottle, check out Chateau Souverain this holiday season. It's pretty damn delicious and you can buy it for under $20.