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Bottle Coasters / Wine Coasters

Bottle Coasters / Wine Coasters

Wine coasters make superb gifts for wine lovers and gregarious hosts. They are the perfect compliment to an elegant dinner table and add light and interest to the dining room.

Our bottle coasters and wine coasters or supplied by leading UK silversmiths and are still spun using traditional techniques. We sell all these coasters at well below the manufacturers’ RRP and always carry high stock levels to ensure speedy delivery. The 90mm coasters are designed to hold a standard sized wine bottle, whilst the 120mm coasters, sometimes called “Champagne Coasters”, can take champagne bottles and small decanters.

NEED DELIVERY TOMORROW? If you need your order urgently, we can deliver by 1pm tomorrow. Simply place you order before midday (12 noon) today (Monday - Friday) and select "Next Day" or "Saturday" delivery at check-out. Even if your order includes engraving, we can still dispatch it today if we receive your order before 12 noon.

Why are they called "Coasters"?

Silver wine coasters have graced our dinner tables for hundreds of years. Ever since the Georgians discovered that irresistible combination of crisp linen, sparkling crystal and polished silver, no elegant table was complete without a pair of coasters.

The name “coaster” has a rather peculiar derivation. Originally it was just a simple tray that carried a decanter or bottle. It became customary to push the tray around the table from guest to guest. On a highly polished table and with a felt base to the tray, this would glide easily across the surface. This action was likened to that of small ships and luggers that plied their trade from port to port along the coast. These boats were called “coasters” and gave their name to to the tray that went from guest to guest around the table.

Originally designed to collect drips from bottles and decanters and to protect the table surface, wine coasters and bottle coasters have now become an intrinsic part of the well dressed dinner table.