Definition of tastevin in English:

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tastevin

Pronunciation: /ˈtastəvã/
Pronunciation: /ˌtastəˈvã/ Pronunciation: /tastəvɛ̃/

noun (plural pronounced same)

A small, shallow silver cup for tasting wines, of a type used in France.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

French, literally 'wine taster'.

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