Wine Glass Rinsers graced the Georgian and early Victorian dining tables. They were filled with cold water and were used to rinse or chill the diner’s wine glass. A wine rinser was placed next to each setting at the dining table. This was done so that the diner would have a clean glass for the next wine offering. The wine glass was inverted into the bowl, its stem resting on the shaped lip, to be rinsed or cooled between courses.
A set of 4 English late Georgian/early Regency hand blown Bristol Cobalt Blue Wine Rinsers. They are straight sided in design and have two formed lips which are used for holding the stems of wine glasses. The deep cobalt blue is most desirable and contributes a dash of color and sophisticated style.
Even though we may never go back to using wine rinsers like our predecessors did, they can still be popular today. Wine Rinsers can be used for condiments as well as for cold soups and ice cream. Candy and nuts would also look lovely in them but most attractive, would be small arrangements of flowers which would look perfect anywhere they are placed.