Vintage Pewter Porringer Bowl Dish American Pewter Guild Steiff Pewter Sommelier Tasting Cup Early American Tavern Style Cup


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Steiff Pewter porringer bowl/dish has American Pewter Guild, Certified Pewter label on bottom, engraved on side U.N. H. Chemicals Inc. 1958-1988. This piece would make a nice sommelier tasting cup or craft beer tasting cup, holds 2 oz, you could easily loop a pretty cord through handle and wear it when you go craft beer tasting, or when dining with friends, taste the wine like a pro...measures 4 3/4 in to end of handle x 1 1/4 in tall, holds 2 oz

Dear Dr. Vinny,

What's the name of the implement that is used by the sommeliers to describe the color and aroma of wines? They usually wear it around their neck.

—Fermin, Mexico

Dear Fermin,

That's called a "tastevin" (which is French for "taste wine"). This shallow silver metal cup is faceted and convex so that when you're in a candle-lit cellar, you can judge the color and clarity of a wine more easily than by holding up a glass. Of course, with the advent of electricity, tastevins have become less necessary and more a badge of traditional sommelier bling.

—Dr. Vinny

Materials: Metal.