tast·​ing ˈtā-stiŋ How to pronounce tasting (audio)
: an occasion for sampling a selection of foods or drinks in order to compare qualities
a wine tasting
often used before another noun
a tasting menu/plate/board
a tasting room
Over time, fees at the tasting bar have increased to $10 or $20 per person.Tim Fish
Refined 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 There are also nine restaurants, an 18-hole golf course, several boutiques, and an array of seasonal activities from dueling pianos to wine and beer tastings, art history and bike tours, painting and craft classes, jewelry making, dive-in pool movies, and even mermaid meet and greets. Emily Hochberg, Travel + Leisure, 17 June 2024 In addition to food tastings, the weekend features music, poetry and talks and demonstrations on topics like livestock handling and butchery. Amanda Yeager, Baltimore Sun, 12 June 2024 These wines are available at Gali’s tasting room, 21 W. Main St. in Los Gatos. Laura Ness, The Mercury News, 11 June 2024 Now, Bowie plans to open a wine boutique in Milwaukee offering tastings, wine merchandise, wine-making classes and other wine themed events. La Risa R. Lynch, Journal Sentinel, 10 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for tasting 

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Word History

First Known Use

1959, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tasting was in 1959

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“Tasting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tasting. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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