- noun a visit to a vineyard or a wine merchant’s to taste wine before buying it
- the serious pursuit of judging wines according to a range of criteria to determine their quality. These include the sensation in the mouth, the aroma and the appearance of the wine. A blind wine tasting provides the tasters with a range of wines with no labels – the tasters must use their judgment to source the wines and determine the quality. In a vertical tasting there is a range of wines from different years from one estate or vineyard; in a horizontal tasting there is a range of wines from different vineyards in a region from one year of production.