From The ‘Etiquette’ 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: Kids and Restaurants

Dear Charles, I’m a new mom and I’m facing a dilemma. I’m a complete foodie, who loves to go out to eat. Before my baby was born I thought that it would be relatively easy to take him with me to restaurants, once he got a little older. However, my sister keeps telling me that…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: Social Networking

Dear Charles, For the first time in my life, I’m finally active on Facebook and Twitter. While learning how to use them seems overwhelming, I’ve noticed that people take an “anything goes” type attitude about what they post on those sites. Can you offer up some general etiquette tips? I’m a pretty private person, so…Read this article »


Etiquette Question: Email vs. Snail Mail

This week, I’d like to welcome SEO and social media expert Natalie Winslow as our guest blogger, answering the following etiquette question recently sent to me. Dear Charles, I have to admit something: I’m old-fashioned. I love sending thank you notes, Christmas cards, and hand-written letters to my friends and family members, who live across…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 Tips for Superbowl Sunday

Many of you are probably planning on watching the Superbowl this Sunday, either at home or at a Superbowl party. The idea of Superbowl etiquette may seem absurd, and I agree that a Superbowl party is much different than a formal event. However, I encourage everyone to always be on his or her best behavior…Read this article »