A shallow, silver tasting cup, or tastevin, was traditionally used by winemakers to sample wine. Created centuries ago by cellarmasters in Burgundy, the tastevin was essential for judging the maturity of wine in cellars lit only by candles. The tastevin's indentations, and its shiny, convex bottom, reflected even dim candle light throughout the cup and allowed the winemaker to examine the liquid's characteristics. The tastevin is typically attached to a ribbon or chain and worn around the neck

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Credit Line: Gift of Miljenko Grgich

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2006.0157.04Catalog Number: 2006.0157.04Accession Number: 2006.0157

Object Name: tasting cup with ribbonwine tasting cup with ribbonwine tasting cup with ribbon

Physical Description: red (neck piece color)silver (cup material)ribbon (neck piece material)green, yellow (neck piece color)Measurements: cup: 1 in x 3 1/4 in; 2.54 cm x 8.255 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-1cbb-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1313492

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