noun (plural pronounced same)
A small, shallow silver cup for tasting wines, of a type used in France.
- Some Burgundy producers still use tastevins in their own cellars, where they can be useful to demonstrate hue and clarity even in a dim light.
- In France however, there has been a constant business in the making of tastevins which continues to the present.
- The first tastevins were originally designed to allow merchants buying wine to gauge the color of the wine while in dim, candlelit cellars.
French, literally 'wine taster'.
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