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 noun a 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 At the new tasting room, customers will be able to sample a variety of wines by the glass or flights while snacking on cheese and charcuterie boards. Tirion Morris, The Arizona Republic, 6 Jan. 2022 Our tasting of the tree of a market economy does not actually require us to know how the tree was planted. David L. Bahnsen, National Review, 11 Nov. 2021 Ticketing for classes and events like the tasting is through the gloriosos.com website. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10 Aug. 2021 Robusta is more bitter tasting and highly caffeinated, and is usually found in instant coffee (though it can also be found in a good Italian espresso). Katherine Dunn, Fortune, 8 Dec. 2021 Partelow’s addition coincided with the August reopening of Mission’s tasting room. Brandon Hernández, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Nov. 2021 Gates remembered the late baker on Instagram Tuesday and shared an intimate photo of Weinstock, wedding planner Marcy Blum, and chef Jimmy Leclerc sitting around a table at what appeared to be a cozy cake tasting. Charmaine Patterson, PEOPLE.com, 23 Nov. 2021 Documents filed with Napa County show that the Franks seek to construct a 79,000-square-foot winemaking facility that could potentially produce over 2 million bottles per year, a 7,700-square-foot tasting room and a parking lot with 94 spaces. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Nov. 2021 There will also be a tasting of Perrier-Jouët’s full collection of current cuvées led by Frerson. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 12 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of tasting

1959, in the meaning defined above

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“Tasting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tasting. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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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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