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 neighborhood was without a brewery until 2009, when KettleHouse Brewing Co. opened a production facility and tasting room here. Dina Mishev, Washington Post, "Missoula," 11 Sep. 2019 The tasting event, a fundraiser for childhood cancer research, involves more than 50 chefs including Nancy Silverton, Adam Perry Lang, Ludo Lefebvre, Chris Bianco and Marc Vetri. Hadley Tomicki, Los Angeles Times, "Where’s the beef? It’s at American Beauty in Venice," 10 Sep. 2019 The Dallas store hopes to win fans through tasting events, pairing its hams with wines, cavas, mezcals and sherries, as well as other foods. Dallas News, "Spain's famous Jamón Ibérico store chooses Dallas for its first U.S. location," 21 Aug. 2019 The tasting event includes food from more than 50 of the 85-year-old market’s restaurants and vendors, along with live entertainment and family-friendly activities. Hadley Tomicki, latimes.com, "Go Get Em Tiger’s new DTLA location serves up burgers; Marugame Udon opens at the Bloc," 2 July 2019 Visit June 22 for the winery’s annual wine tasting event, with wine, food, live music, arts and crafts vendors (tickets are $10). Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Beer and a bike ride: 12 breweries along bike trails in Wisconsin," 6 June 2019 Celebrate the longest period of daylight during an afternoon tasting event with a selection of rosés, sparkling wines and refreshing white and chilled light red wines. Lisa Herendeen, The Mercury News, "5 fab rosé festivals in Napa, Sonoma wine country this summer," 3 June 2019 Beginning in January, Alaska Airlines will offer nonstop service between San Diego and San Luis Obispo, a Central Coast destination popular for wine tasting. Lori Weisberg, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Alaska Airlines’ newest nonstop will appeal to wine lovers," 4 Sep. 2019 On property activities include the Uppercase Tea Ceremony (swap wine tasting for tea tasting), swimming and outdoor gathering spaces (ideal for stargazing). Elycia Rubin, Los Angeles Times, "So long, Mom and Dad; we’re taking the grandkids gramping," 1 Aug. 2019

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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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