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/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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web There are three tests to break the tie, all related to wine tasting. Josie Howell | , al, 22 Apr. 2023 Treat yourself to the six or 10 course chef's tasting, or pop in for an incredibly tasty (and wallet-friendly) happy hour. Brooke Viggiano, Chron, 16 Mar. 2023 Ungar asked me excitedly during my water tasting. Sam Stone, Bon Appétit, 27 Mar. 2023 Spence guides us through the tasting, first asking us to smell the rum, then take a small sip. Bee Quammie, refinery29.com, 23 Mar. 2023 Head to a gin or whiskey tasting. Alyssa Girdwain, Women's Health, 17 Mar. 2023 The complex features bougie independent retailers, wellness businesses, more than a dozen restaurants from juice bars to ice cream, and community spaces where yoga classes and wine tastings are often held. Rebecca Treon, Chron, 13 Apr. 2023 Because of their soft edges, hexagonal and round placemats are ideal for your more relaxed get togethers such as girls night or a wine tasting. Michelle Love, Better Homes & Gardens, 13 Apr. 2023 With 33 rooms located in the authentic former mansion of a real Vanderbilt, the property was recently renovated and offers unique experiences, like a wine tasting paired with a vinyl listening session on a vintage gramophone and tea leaf reading sessions with a professional psychic. Maya Kachroo-levine, Travel + Leisure, 10 Apr. 2023 See More

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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 30 May. 2023.

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