Do you have to serve the gift of wine that was brought at your dinner party?!

Question: Do you have to serve the gift of wine that was brought at your dinner party!?
Its very common today that people bring gifts to dinner parties, and it most of the time, its wine!.
Lets just say that you made chicken and are hoping to serve white wine your dish that you have already brought for the occasion!. One of the dinner guests brings a red wine!. You didnt ask for anything, just their company, so its not like you could have known!. Are you now supposed to serve it, or can you just keep it because, after all , it is a gift!?

Absolutely not!.

A guest cannot bring something to a host and expect it to be served unless there is a previous understanding, either express or by prior practice in the social circle!. It's in fact quite rude to expect it otherwise!. The guest is supposed to present the wine as something for the host(s) to enjoy later, and the host should graciously accept it even if it's something they will not enjoy (and, in the latter case, tag the bottle later to avoid awkward regifting to the giver!.!.!.)


No, it isn't necessary to serve a wine that doesn't complement the meal that you've prepared!. Just remember to send a nice thank-you note for it later:) !.!.!.!.!. If you're having 3 or 4 couples it would be ludicrous for them all to expect you to serve their wines!Www@FoodAQ@Com

No!. You don't have to serve the wine!. Thank the giver and tell them how much you enjoyed their thoughtfulness!. They'll figure out that the meal required a white wine, for example, if you are serving chicken!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

I don't know what the etiquette is, but I think it is rude not to at least offer it!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

yes it was brought to share for the mealWww@FoodAQ@Com

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