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Tastevin, “Tâtevin”, “Tassée” or “Tasse à déguster”

The Tastevin is a traditionnal item born of the world of grapevines and wine. It is the symbol of wine lovers.

With its very specific shape, a slightly convex base and a traditionnaly ornamented edge featuring tears (grooves) and balls (cupula), the Tastevin facilitates the appreciation of the tasted wine robe.

To complete the experience, the Tastevins’ shape is adapted to different types of wine : flat bottom for white wine and convex bottom for red wine. Furthermore, the tears are useful to taste white wine, whereas the balls are essential to appreciate red wine.

Located on the outer edge of the Tastevin, the “poucette” (thumb pusher) allows stability and balance. Every wine maker owns a Tastevin adorned by his name on it.

A remarkable tool : Polished silver catches the light and bring to light the nuances of the wine robe. The reflective bottom is like a mirror. These unique caracteristics allow to easily estimate the age and state of conservation of the wine.


The origin of the Tastevin goes back those of the grapewine and wine making. It is an essential tool for wine experts. Thanks to its shallow depth releasing the fruit’s aromas of the wine, Tastevins easily enable to evaluate the tasting and maturity of the wine.

The legend tells that the 7 balls and 12 tears that decorate the Tastevin signify that wine may be enjoyed 12 months a year and every day of the week.

We used to say that a wonderful Tastevin allowed to evaluate the quality of the wine without tasting and smelling it. The inside of this Tastevin was decored with the Avignon Pope’ face. When he laughted or cried, it signified that the wine was good or bad. This Burgondy tradition disapeared after the World War II.

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The wine chalice is a traditional object from Bourguignon life.

The origin of the “Bouguignonne” wine chalice goes back to the end of the XVII century. During the wedding ceremony, the wine chalice, brimming with Bourgogne wine, would be offered by the gentlemen to his future wife. The names of the husband and wife were generally engraved along the edge of the wine chalice. It means the world of wine, fertility, wealth and generosity.

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