Definition of tasting in US English:



  • A gathering at which people sample, compare, and evaluate different wines, or other drinks or food.

    ‘we did a tasting of over forty of the cheaper champagnes’
    See also wine tasting
    • ‘Others may give tours and tastings only by appointment.’
    • ‘A good way to let customers experience the varied tastes of straight whiskey and learn more about them is to conduct tastings.’
    • ‘Before you proceed, however, make certain you are in compliance with state and local beverage alcohol laws regarding tastings.’
    • ‘Hoping it might help, she joined a church group, went to wine and beer tastings, and tried organized parties.’
    • ‘Many local companies will offer sampling and tastings during the promotion in addition to special offers and customer prize draws being held.’
    • ‘They can attend tastings Sunday through Thursday where they can sample up to three tequilas.’
    • ‘He teams up with retail shops that refer patrons to the parties and he brings in winemakers to conduct the tastings.’
    • ‘A culinary festival will feature workshops, wine and food tastings, and dining specials with guest chefs from around the world.’
    • ‘The tastings are not as much as a money-drain as one might think.’
    • ‘I will be hosting tastings of summer cheeses and giving summer entertaining tips at Fortnum & Mason on Friday from noon to 1pm.’
    • ‘Anyway he was able to accommodate the wine club and will arrange a talk with 4 different tastings for the meeting on April 12th.’
    • ‘The evening was one of the largest consumer tastings of South African wines ever to be held in the UK with over 450 attendees signed up.’
    • ‘Best of all may be Emmons' advice on organized tastings.’
    • ‘Behind me are two big high-street tastings: Tesco, which fielded 100 wines, and Somerfield with 134.’
    • ‘The tastings really are labour of love and a gift to the wine community, as Dry River's loyal mail list members snap up nearly all the output in advance.’
    • ‘To combat that, Asfour, says they keep the classes and tastings casual and set them up in a space where people can walk around and be social.’
    • ‘To mark the occasion the market will have tastings and free samples of Fair-trade coffee, tea and chocolate.’
    • ‘Wednesdays, there are tastings with complimentary appetizers.’
    • ‘It is one of the largest tastings in the area featuring 500 wines.’
    • ‘Around 100 local markets and food and drink tastings have been arranged around the country to coincide with the campaign.’
    observation, noticing, noting, discernment, perception, spotting, awareness, recognition, distinguishing, identification, diagnosis
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