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Tastevin

Traditional wine tasting bowl, mostly made of silver, but also of glass or porcelain. Documentary evidence of its use dates back to the 14th century. The goblets have a diameter of between 6.5 and 10 centimetres, sloping side walls and a slightly convex bottom. They have bowl-shaped indentations and elevations of different sizes on the inside, which reflect the candlelight used in the test and enable the clarity and colour of a wine to be tested even in a dimly lit cellar. There are versions with and without handles. However, they are not suitable for wine tasting with regard to all criteria such as smell or taste and are not used by professional tasters. Sometimes sommeliers still wear Tastevins on a chain around their neck, but they have no practical use and are only to be understood as "professional identification". The Burgundy Wine Brotherhood Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin awards the best wines as "Tasteviné" at their annual awards ceremonies. See also under Wine evaluation and Wine address.

Tastevin - zwei Schalen

Picture left: Par Véronique PAGNIER - Travail personnel, Domaine public, Lien
Picture right: Moinat SA

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