(Closed) Bringing wine to a party that goes unopened…do you take it back?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: If you bring a bottle of wine that doesn't get drank, do you take it back?



  • Post # 17
    355 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Always leave it. 

    Post # 18
    3206 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I leave it, even if it’s a BYOB event. Leftovers are a thank you for hosting.

    Post # 19
    10449 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I always leave it. I don’t like wine anyway, so what would I do with it! 

    Post # 20
    13997 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    Of course you leave it there.  As for pot lucks, to me those are something that a group of people decide to do together. If you invite people, then you are supposedly the host. 

    Post # 21
    4042 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

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    @red_rose:  Ditto. If the host asks that the guest take the wine back, then that’s cool. Otherwise it would be super rude for the guest to take back the wine. It’s a gift.

    Post # 22
    9565 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2015

    Absolutely not it’s a gift for the host which they can open at the party or save for later. 

    Post # 23
    4519 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    In most cases I’d leave it there, because I’d consider it a hostess gift

    Post # 24
    4839 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    No, that’s incredibly rude. 

    Post # 25
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

    No, no, no. NEVER take back the wine. It is a huge etiquette faux pas and a slap in the face to your host.

    I have seen someone do this before, and it is such bad manners. Very gauche.

    Post # 26
    11515 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @chillinchillin:  depends, if it’s a BYOB situation and I brought it with the intention to drink it myself and I didn’t I might bring it home with me – but not if I’d consumed the hosts alcohol instead….

     If I brought it as a hostess gift (which is usually the case) I wouldn’t.  I don’t expect people to serve the wine I bring.  

    Post # 27
    953 posts
    Busy bee

    A gift is a gift. No givesies backsies.

    Post # 28
    5866 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I would consider it a hostess gift.

    Post # 30
    383 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    When I was 22ish I remember bringing a bottle of patron to a friends house party. His parents were out of town (lol) I got so much flack from 22 year old etiquette snobs for bringing the half bottle back home with me, hey it was expensive and the “host” doesn’t own the house, it was his parents. Fast forward a bazillion years I would definitely leave whatever I brought to someone’s house!

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