Wooden goblets and turned wooden drinking vessels were commonly used in medieval times and are still available today. They have the advantage of not breaking or shattering when dropped.

Turned wooden goblets can be made from a single piece of wood without joints and adhesives. For drinking vessels, an alcohol-resistant finish, such as melamine or an epoxy resin, is used to maintain the appearance and liquid fastness of the container.

Wooden vessels are not suitable for commercial dishwashing processes. It is advised that they are washed in soap and water and wiped dry.


Wood decomposes and so can be composted or it can be burnt for energy.