Gentle readers, here is a question of dinner party etiquette; we hope that you can help us out and settle an ongoing household debate.
We have hosted quite a few dinner parties this summer, and our guests have often presented us with a bottle of wine as we greeted them at the door. We always thank them profusely — and then, depending on the wine or drinks already open and on offer, we either open their gift immediately or put it away for later.
Now, there is some measure of debate about this in our household. My better half feels that perhaps it would be more polite to immediately open a guest's gift of wine, no matter what is already open. More