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

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The tasting, in some ways, made Gupta’s point clear: the ashtray moscato was indeed authentic. Alan Goldfarb, The Verge, "Artificial whiskey is coming, and one company is betting you’ll drink up," 23 Aug. 2018 Tickets vary by event, but the tasting is $75; packages for overnight stays are also available. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Madison Craft Beer Week, Shipyard Tours and more to do around Wisconsin," 29 Apr. 2018 The owners of the distillery released a statement on Facebook saying that the agent had violated the facility's rules by carrying a loaded firearm into the tasting room. Samuel Chamberlain, Fox News, "FBI agent who accidentally fired gun while dancing charged with assault," 2 Oct. 2018 The tasting room in an old warehouse space began with just filling growlers and Hot Pockets on the menu. Sarah Bahr, Indianapolis Star, "Ultimate Indiana bucket list: 50+ things to do in Indianapolis and around the state," 11 July 2018 Located across the street from the existing brewery and its backyard WonderWorld area, the distillery and tasting room were both announced in October 2017. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "8th Wonder Brewery's distillery opens to the public this week," 2 July 2018 After months of construction, production, and other preparations, Dylan Sprouse's meadery and tasting room, All-Wise, is open in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Olivia Harrison, refinery29.com, "We Tried Dylan Sprouse's New Mead — & We Feel Very Conflicted About It," 22 June 2018 New Riff opened its distillery and tasting room four years ago at 24 Distillery Way in Newport across from the Party Source. Chris Mayhew, Cincinnati.com, "Despite trade tariffs, Newport's New Riff Distilling ready to unveil bourbon," 18 June 2018 Tickets are $80 (available through HomesBrewery.com), and include 20 samples and a tasting glass. Robert Allen, Detroit Free Press, "Purple beer helps this Ann Arbor brewery draw national attention," 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of tasting

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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an act or instance of returning to life

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