tasting

Lemma

tasting

Etichetta di dominio

EN

Etichetta grammaticale

n.

Definizione

The act of consciously assessing a wine’s quality, or identity. 1

Nota

The most common sort of formal tasting is one held for the purposes of wine assessment, typically by a wine merchant keen to sell his wares, sometimes by a generic body keen to promote wines of a particular style or provenance. Formal tastings are also held by wine clubs and societies for less commercial purposes: education or simple pleasure perhaps. 2

Contesto

The type and quality of the wine itself is only one aspect of tasting. 3

Trascrizione fonetica

['teıstıŋ] 4

Sinonimi e Antonimi
ND
Abbreviazioni
ND
Etimologia

Taste: Orig. to handle, feel, the usual sense of M.E. tasten – O.F. taster, to handle, feel, taste. Cf. Late L. taxta, O.F. taste, a probe for wounds; so that O.F. taster answers to a Late L. *taxitāre, iterative form of taxāre, to feel, handle (Gellius). Again taxāre (‹*tagsāre) is an intensive form of L. tangere, to touch. 5

Etichetta di paese
ND
Ente

Università degli Studi di Genova, Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere, Corso di Laurea in Teorie e tecniche della mediazione interlinguistica

Data della scheda
Wed Nov 8 00:00:00 2006
Autore

Sara Diotti, rev. Chiara Barbagianni

Fonti

1 : J. Robinson, The Oxford Companion to WINE, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1994, p. 951.

2 : J. Robinson, The Oxford Companion to WINE, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1994, p. 954.

3 : «http://avalonwine.com/Tasting-Wine.php», (08/11/2006)

4 : J. Robinson, The Oxford Companion to WINE, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1994, pp. 951, 954.

5 : Walter W. Skeat, Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1927, p. 543.

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