tast·​ing | \ ˈtā-stiŋ How to pronounce tasting (audio) \

Definition of tasting

: an occasion for sampling a selection of foods or drinks in order to compare qualities a wine tasting often used before another nouna tasting menu/plate/boarda tasting roomOver time, fees at the tasting bar have increased to $10 or $20 per person.— Tim FishRefined ranch cuisine, featuring multicourse tasting dinners … is the focus of the main restaurant at this luxurious resort …— Alexis Korman et al.The best way to develop your own wine vocabulary is to write your own tasting notes.— Thomas Matthews

Examples of tasting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The solution: an at-home wine blending kit and virtual tasting sessions. Dayna Carney, Vogue, "How Sarah Jessica Parker Is Wining and Dining This Holiday Season," 23 Dec. 2020 The Taste of Terroir ($65) is an in-depth tasting paired with small bites highlighting produce from the estate’s culinary garden. Esther Mobley, SFChronicle.com, "Honoring the wine legend Ulises Valdez," 17 Dec. 2020 For the equivalent of $25, both people who can and can’t walk can get on the electric wheelchairs and take the three-hour tour of the city’s riverside parks, which includes stops at a coffee shop and a bar that does beer tasting. Manuel Rueda, USA TODAY, "Electric wheelchair tours show Colombian city from new angle," 4 Dec. 2020 Enjoy a tasting on the terrace or use it as a home base to visit dozens of nearby vineyards and attractions. Matt Bean, Sunset Magazine, "Sunset’s Guide to Temecula Wine Country," 19 Nov. 2020 We are rewarded with about 45 large Bartlett pears and about 45 medium size bosc pears, all great tasting. oregonlive, "Ask an expert: Options are few for pear tree with trellis rust," 7 Nov. 2020 Then a finale is staged, usually a large-scale tasting with some rare beers being poured. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Cleveland Beer Week changes format; 12th annual event to be held this month," 13 Oct. 2020 This filter uses reverse osmosis to remove harmful contaminants and then replaces beneficial minerals before releasing it back into your pipes, providing you with good tasting, clean water. Gabrielle Hondorp, Popular Mechanics, "The 5 Best Water Softeners to Tame the Hardest H2O," 14 Sep. 2020 Made from 100 percent organic chickpea flour, this pasta is a delicious tasting, healthy alternative. Popular Science, "The best chickpea-based pastas and rice," 8 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of tasting

1959, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tasting was in 1959

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10 Jan 2021

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“Tasting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tasting. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of tasting

: a social event at which something (such as food or wine) is sampled and tasted

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