international dining etiquette
Dining etiquette for pouring wine. Never pour with your left hand (it is an insult), and if you pour the wine "backward" into the glass (that is, holding the bottom of the bottle, instead of the body or the neck, as you pour), it is a "backhanded" statement that you dislike the person for whom you are pouring; it will be taken as a severe insult.
Dining etiquette for utensils. Formal dining is European style (eat nothing with your hands, except bread). Your plate will be arranged in the kitchen and brought out to you.
- Mike Lininger, Editor, Etiquette Scholar
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