My tastevin

Back in the day, before electric light, all that the winemakers had was a candle in their cellars. They had to come up with a way to see the clarity of the wine under candlelight. Thus, the tastevin. It is a silver cup on a chain worn around the artists neck to reflect the light though the wine. Very cleaver and works fantastically. Ever since then it has been the symbol and trademark for a sommelier.