French Tastevin Silver plated
A Tastevin is a tasting-cup used by sommeliers and wine-producers, according to a custom going back to the 15th century, The Tastevin is an essential utensil for winegrowers and wine tasters, Made from Inox, silver plate or solid silver, it has a raised design so that the appearance and colour of the wines, especially the reds, can be appreciated. The concavities bring out the ruby-red reflections. Sometimes, the cups have ripples and flutings, in which case the reflections take on a deeper hue. It is a tool rather than an “objet d’art” and wine people of Burgundy keep it in their pocket.
This Tastevin I am presenting is silver plated and engraved with the name of the person it was presented to, Baptiste Joubert. Size of the cup is dia 7.5cm (w/out handle) x h 3cm. A wonderful and unique item from France for the wine enthusiasts. Postage from France included.