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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The facility at 6652 Irvine Center Drive is the second brewery in Irvine; Evans Brewing Co., which doesn’t offer a tasting room, is the other. Ben Brazil, latimes.com, "San Clemente’s Left Coast Brewing Co. opens an Irvine location," 12 July 2018 The public tasting room will remain the same size but the manufacturing will double, gaining an extra 2,000 square feet by taking over next door’s former architecture office, said owner Rich Lockwood. Rene Wisely, Detroit Free Press, "Kybun Joya Shoes, sports collectibles, sushi, whiskey fill downtowns," 9 July 2018 Burning Barrel set up shop in Rancho Cordova after pulling out of plans to house a tasting room on the R Street corridor in September. Cassie Dickman, sacbee, "Burning Barrel Brewing Company will open July 19 in Rancho Cordova," 7 July 2018 Visitors are welcomed into an airy, spacious tasting room with a view into the brewing area and canning line. Patti Woods, BostonGlobe.com, "Beer without the buzz," 26 June 2018 For wine professionals, tastings are more than a pastime. Valeriya Safronova, New York Times, "The Proof Is in Their Palates," 10 July 2018 No matter when the debut comes, Skenes said the move won’t be too dramatic of an initial shift for the restaurant, which offers a $298 tasting menu. Justin Phillips, SFChronicle.com, "Saison adds a star chef: Laurent Gras," 10 July 2018 Enjoy Leinenkugel's beer tastings and brats following the rides. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Strawberry Festival, Cheese Curd Festival and more to do around Wisconsin this week," 17 June 2018 Exchange 1 ticket for a wine tasting, or 4 tickets for a full serving. Nicole Miller-coleman, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival 2018," 26 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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to reject or criticize sharply

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