tast·​ing | \ ˈtā-stiŋ \

Definition of tasting

: an occasion for sampling a selection of foods or drinks in order to compare qualities a wine tasting

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Pro tip: book the 6PM tasting to catch a breathtaking view of the sunset from the rooftop. Jaimie Potters, ELLE Decor, "A Design Lover's Guide to Visiting San Miguel de Allende," 7 Jan. 2019 Deputy Digital Director Laura Redman found herself in Ireland on a work trip during her first trimester, and still had a blast without joining in at the hotel whiskey tasting. Condé Nast Traveler, "Two Super-Travelers on Everywhere They Went While Pregnant," 5 Nov. 2018 The three brewers — Jim Cibak of Revolution Brewing, Matt Gallagher of Half Acre Beer Co. and Brian Pawola of Pollyanna Brewing — eagerly signed on for the tasting. Josh Noel, chicagotribune.com, "Can craft brewers make good light beer? Our tasting pits them against Bud, Miller, Coors, more," 12 July 2018 The Grand Tasting includes unlimited sampling foods prepared by local chefs, chef demonstrations, seminars and panels, and tasting of fine wines and craft beers. Nancy Stohs, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Richard Blais leads celebrity chef parade at Wine & Food Experience," 11 July 2018 Stamos, 54, joked to PEOPLE at the Lindt Excellence Dark Chocolate tasting. Madison Roberts, PEOPLE.com, "John Stamos Jokes About the 'Dad Bod' He Has to 'Work On' Three Months Into Being a Father," 11 July 2018 The Goldilocks conditions in the bay, not too hot or cold, produce what many consider the finest tasting Kumos, a variety with origins in Japan’s Kumamoto Prefecture. Richard Stenger, SFChronicle.com, "Everything you need to know about the oyster capital of California," 3 July 2018 The annual Chili at the Beach cook-off and salsa tasting will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in the 100 to 300 blocks of Main Street in Huntington Beach. Daily Pilot Staff, latimes.com, "Around Town: Laguna Beach streets to be filled with music at 11th Fete de la Musique," 13 June 2018 Each spring, the dozens of chefs who are serving at the tastings are invited to enter the annual New Orleans Wine and Food Experience's Fleur de Lis Culinary competition. Ann Maloney, NOLA.com, "Going to a NOWFE's grand tasting? The winning dishes are....," 22 May 2018

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1854, in the meaning defined above

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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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