Winston's Wisdoms - A Blog
Where Our Passion for Wine & Accessories Is Shared
Subscribe to Updates:
RSS  Subscribe via RSS Feed

Wine Wisdoms #52: What is a Tastevin?

Monday, April 5th, 2010 at 3:33:35 PM
by Erika S., Wine Enthusiast Companies

A Tastevin is a silver wine-tasting cup that hangsTastevin from a chain, like a necklace. Tastevins were originally used in dark wine caves in Burgundy. The dimples at the bottom of the tastevin caused light to reflect in the wine so the winemaker could assess clarity.

Though typically considered to be an old-fashioned style, some sommeliers still wear them, though they serve little purpose.

Be Sociable, Share!

Related Posts

No Responses to “Wine Wisdoms #52: What is a Tastevin?”

  1. No Comments
Posting Your Comment
Please Wait

Leave a Comment

There was an error with your comment, please try again.