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Which bottle do you open?

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ExDancer Fri 18-Mar-22 18:43:16

Well perhaps I should ask 'whose' bottle do I open.
If I invite friends around for a meal, just a meal rather than a formal ' dinner' and my friends bring a bottle ..... do I open their wine or my own?
(I'm sure this has been mentioned before but I've had a quick look around and can't see a post).

Maggiemaybe Fri 18-Mar-22 18:48:19

I open ours first. Because it’ll already be open and ready to go - the white chilling and the red breathing.

Wheniwasyourage Fri 18-Mar-22 18:48:36

I think I would regard what my friends brought as a present and give them the wine I had already provided at the meal. We have relations who are likely to come for a stay bringing a bottle of champagne, in which case we do somehow manage to have that with them!

ShazzaKanazza Fri 18-Mar-22 18:48:45

We always open the bottle people bring as well as our own for them to try.

crazyH Fri 18-Mar-22 18:48:59


Maggiemaybe Fri 18-Mar-22 18:49:37

I should say pour ours first. smile

Redhead56 Fri 18-Mar-22 19:09:19

Ours first already chilled if white or opened if red

LauraNorderr Fri 18-Mar-22 19:17:31

We use the wine that we’ve chosen to complement the meal and chilled or opened to breathe.
Unless our guests ask us to open their gift because it’s special or they want to try it, fine, we’re not precious about it.

M0nica Fri 18-Mar-22 19:34:51

What is more, when I am visiting friends and take a bottle of wine with me, I do not expect them to open it while I am there.

If its a special occasion and we take, say, a bottle of champagne, then we might hope it would be open but not otherwise

Deedaa Fri 18-Mar-22 19:39:56

I usually say "Thank you that's lovely" But use the wine I had planned.

Kim19 Fri 18-Mar-22 21:00:38

I always use the wine I've prepared for state of readiness.