Holding a Wine Glass When Standing… When you are standing up at a cocktail party, the proper way to hold your wine glass is by the bowl. False. The proper way to hold a wine glass is by the stem, in your left hand, so that your right hand is free for handshakes. By southern_admin|2015-01-19T15:09:08+00:00January 19th, 2015|Etiquette Tips, News|0 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditWhatsappGoogle+TumblrPinterestVkEmail About the Author: southern_admin Leave A Comment Cancel reply Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.