Definition of tastevin in English:

tastevin

Line breaks: tas¦te|vin
Pronunciation: /ˈtastəvã
 
, ˌtastəˈvã, tastəvɛ̃/

noun (plural pronunc. same)

A small, shallow silver cup for tasting wines, of a type used in France.
More 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'.

More definitions of tastevin

Definition of tastevin in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day grammarian
Pronunciation: grəˈmɛːrɪən
noun
a person who studies and writes about grammar