etiquette

How To Politely Get Out Of Eating Food You Don’t Like

How To Politely Get Out Of Eating Food You Don’t Like

Being a gracious dinner guest means finding polite ways to navigate prickly parts of the event — whether that’s minimising awkward conversations or finding the right way to pass on a dish that makes your stomach churn. If you’re headed to someone else’s home for holiday feasts this year, here’s…

Label Your Wine Bottles So You Know Who Gave Them To You

Label Your Wine Bottles So You Know Who Gave Them To You

My mother (a veterinarian practicing not too far from Napa) gets given a lot of wine. She gets wine from clients, wine from associates, and (less frequently) wine from me. As a sender of thank you notes—something we should all be—remembering who gave her which bottle has been a source…