Tastevin Henri Maire Silver plated
$89.95 incl. GST
This gorgeous Tastevin is silver plated and nicely engraved with a dancing figure and the name of Henri Maire. Domaine Henri Maire has been nestled in the Jura, a wine region in eastern France between Burgundy in the east and Switzerland in the west, since 1632. Founded by Henri Maire, for over 300 years, generations of Maires succeeded one another, strengthening the Maison’s expertise. Size of this Tastevin is dia 8.4cm, width with handle is 11cm x h 2.4cm. Weight is 63 grms. Postage from France included.
What is a Tastevin?
Tastevins are shallow, often dimpled, cups used for tasting by professionals. These flat bottomed shallow cups, which are often worn on a ribbon around the neck, originated in Burgundy where professional wine tasters came to the general agreement that it was easier to judge the color of a red wine when it was poured in a shallow layer over the brightly reflecting silver rather than in a glass where it sat in a greater mass. So popular were such implements during the 17th and 18th centuries that even today they remain the acknowledged ceremonial symbol of Burgundy.