Reader Request: Wine Hostess Gifts

Time for a Reader Request!

If you are hosting something at your house, and a guest brings you a bottle of wine as a host/hostess gift, what do you do with it?  Is it proper to serve it that evening?  Or save it for another time?
I never know what to do!

Thoughts from the crowd?  Which option do you go with?


Anonymous said...

I am always stuck on this one!

teaorwine said...

I always save it for another occasion. It is not neccesary or advised to serve "on the spot", as the host and/or hostess is more than likely prepared to serve wines of their choice at the event.

Just my opinion!

jilly said...

That is a tough one. I always have friends bringing wine. Sometimes they just go ahead and open it themselves. Usually I stick it away, as I have already paired my wines for the evening. Sometimes I ask. I think it depends on the friend or guest bringing the wine too.

Eileen Angelo said...

The hostess is not obligated and should not be expected to serve the wine that night, per Emily Post.