If you want to make a big impression when next eating a bowl of soup in fine company, you must be aware of rudimentary soup-eating etiquette.
The soup spoon should be held between your index finger and middle finger and secured by your thumb. Spoon the soup away from you toward the centre of the soup plate and sip from the side of the spoon, never from the front or point. The soup plate may be tipped away from you to get the last of the soup. Place the spoon on the soup plate between sips or when you have finished.
Wine is served with the soup course. Sherry is the choice for all consommés.