Mr. DiCaprio makes a very specific choice in regard to how he holds his wine glass. Etiquette dictates, as Lauren Conrad will explain in her post Ladylike Laws: How to Hold Your Drinks, that one should always hold one’s glass by the stem whether it be white wine, red wine, or champagne. This serves two functions: 1) your hands will not warm a cooled beverage and 2) you will not leave unseemly fingerprints on the glass.
Here is a fun info graphic:
(I like to print and frame images like this to hang on my kitchen wall for a piece which is both decorative and informative.)
As you can see, Mr. DiCaprio lets the bowl of the glass cradle in his palm while the stem is secured between his middle and ring fingers. This is a telltale sign of the nouveau riche and speaks volumes about who these characters are, where they come from, and what they are trying to hide.
We can all learn a thing or two about drinking etiquette from Leo.
Gotta bring my juice with me so I can throw it!
Hey! This is film that Leo was filming in NYC when he and Lucas Haas’ man date also inadvertently crashed a TEDx staff dinner last year. Yes, he crashed our dinner and not the other way around.
Guys, seriously, I’m obsessed with Leo holding glasses. Look at that form!
This is my new favorite GIF. YOU WIN, GIF!
Do you think his contracts demand a scene where he raises/tosses a glass? I really Leo’s epic approach to stemware is a discussion in a film class one day.
Raise your hand if the first comment you made about Man of Steel was “how much do you think it would cost them to rebuild?”
British baseball commentary, by The Exploding Heads
I’m not sure why, but I laughed pretty hard at this.
And then there’s the American commentary on cricket. “In cricket, you just have to look like you’re about to do something and then stop.”
I’m just calling today Leo Monday.
Trailer: ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ - Nov. 15
Directed by Martin Scorsese, written by Terrence Winter, starring Leonardo Dicaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill and Kyle Chandler.