Wine Etiquette Tips for Business Part 2 of 3

Jul 15 2014

by Kyla Cox

Read Part 1 (Selecting & Ordering) before proceeding.

So, we’ve all learned (and hopefully practiced!) the basics of selecting and ordering wine for a business function. You’ve researched the restaurant wine list, learned how to buy yourself some time (take a deep breath and suggest an aperitif or bottle of sparkling wine for the table while guests peruse the menu) and you feel confident enough to make a swift decision once handed the imposing wine list. Now what? Well, check out these tips for once the waiter or Sommelier presents you with that bottle you’ve painstakingly ordered!

Part II – Presentation of the Cork & Bottle

Understand the wine ritual – I’ve seen young people (and some not so young) who embarrass themselves by not understanding the simple ritual of the waiter presenting the bottle of wine they just ordered. In one case, this poor guy had no idea what to do with the cork, so he licked it! My background is in Corporate Marketing & Public Relations and a move like that can be the end of a career in a business where image is everything.

Here’s a refresher:

Coming Soon:

Part 3 – General Protocol

About Savor Wine Boutique

“Wine is art, it’s culture, it’s the essence of civilization”, states Kyla Cox, owner of Savor Wine Boutique. Located in the historic East Atlanta neighborhood of Kirkwood, which is also home to an array of boutiques, galleries, restaurants and spas, the customer-centric retail store specializes in affordable artisan wines that are not mass-produced or readily available in grocery and package stores. Customers can find a diverse selection of global wines from renowned wine regions such as France, Italy, Spain, South Africa and South America, along with lesser known wine regions, obscure varietals, and a growing number of organic, sustainable, bio-dynamic and vegan wines. To join our email list for wine news, tips and advance notice of local tastings and special events visit or follow us on Facebook at



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