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The Etiquette Of Drinking Wine...While Pregnant In France

10/22/2010 10:48 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Dear Helena,

I have a trip planned to France with my husband, during which I'll be five and a half months pregnant. We'd like to enjoy wine on our trip, but obviously I can't drink very much (usually one glass every couple of days is my rule). I'm not asking for advice on whether or not I should be drinking during pregnancy, but rather: What are the customs around drinking wine in French restaurants? If we order a bottle and don't finish it, will French people look down on us for taking the leftover wine "to go"? Do French people freak out over visibly pregnant women drinking even one glass, the way many Americans do? Are there very many places in France that offer wines by the glass, or is it mostly bottles?

--Babymoon Boîte

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