From The ‘Entertaining’ Category

Etiquette Tips for Wine

This week I’d like to welcome guest blogger Tynan Szvetecz, executive sommelier trained by the International Wine Guild to discuss some basic wine etiquette for serving and drinking wine. First of all, I’d like to thank Charles for giving me an opportunity to post on his blog. Charles’ service workshop revolutionized the way I relate…Read this article »


Etiquette Question: Religious Diversity

Dear Charles, I am not a very religious person, but I celebrate Christian holidays, like Christmas and Easter. I’m also a very social person and I love to entertain and cook for my friends. I have friends who are Jewish, Buddhist, Christian, and atheist. What I’m wondering is what is the proper etiquette concerning whom…Read this article »


Etiquette question: Wine for every course?

This week I’d like to welcome guest blogger Tynan Szvetecz to answer this pairing etiquette question recently sent to me. Mr. Szvetecz is an executive sommelier and master candidate at the International Wine Guild. Dear Charles, I’m hosting a formal dinner and I would love your advice on how many wines to serve. I was…Read this article »


Etiquette Question: Soup

For this week’s blog I’d like to publish my answer to a recent etiquette question. Dear¬† Charles, I have an etiquette question for you: for the soup course, where do you put your soup spoon when you are finished eating?¬† Do you put it in the bowl or along side of it on the plate…Read this article »