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Unreserved Wine Talk

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229: Toasting Etiquette + How Instagram & TikTok Have Changed Wine Education with Dr. Clinton Lee author of Master the Art of Manners

Did you know that there’s a polite way and a rude way to clink wine glasses when toasting in some cultures? Are you curious about great pairings for truffles or caviar? Why have Instagram and TikTok exploded in popularity as a way to learn about wine?

In this episode of the Unreserved Wine Talk podcast, I'm chatting with Dr. Clinton Lee, Executive Director of the Asia Pacific Wine and Spirit Institute.

You can find the wines we discussed at



What’s the most common misconception about wine etiquette?

Is there a “right” way to toast with wine?

Which particular wine customs would you observe in different cultures around the world?

How have globalization and technology impacted the world of etiquette and manners?

Why does Dr. Lee view his content as a bridge between people?

Which videos have elicited the biggest responses from Dr. Lee’s audience?

Wine tasting order

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Why does Dr. Lee swirl his wine eight times before tasting?

Which aspects of Vinoscenti Vineyards Alla Famiglia make it particularly interesting?

How can you pair Gewürztraminer with food?

What can you expect from the tasting experience of Kacaba Vineyards Susan's Sauvignon Blanc and Bocale Montefalco Rosso?

What do you need to know about pairing wine with truffles and caviar?

Why does shellfish clash with red wine?

Which philosophers would Dr. Lee want to share a bottle of wine with?


Key Takeaways

I found it fascinating that there’s a polite way and a rude way to clink wine glasses when toasting in some cultures. Also, in certain places, it’s bad manners to pour your own wine.

I enjoyed hearing Dr. Lee’s pairings for truffles and caviar.

It’s amazing how Instagram and TikTok have exploded in popularity as a way to learn about wine.


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Join the live-stream video of this conversation on Wed at 7 pm ET on Instagram Live Video, Facebook Live Video or YouTube Live Video.

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About Dr. Clinton Lee

Clinton Lee is the Executive Director at Asia Pacific Wine and Spirit Institute, a WSET Diploma Graduate & Wine Educator & Speaker. He is the author of Master the Art of Manners, which will be published later this year. He is an internationally recognized intercultural etiquette expert, wine and spirit educator and judge. Dr. Lee has been featured in the media around the world and is recognized as a social media influencer with over two million followers on several platforms. He is also the host of the Wine Buzz podcast.




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