Tasting, especially as a form of careful appreciation(noun)
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Use "degustation" in a sentence
"More than 30 chateaux opened their gates to the sweating masses, and as usual local producers laid on tables of 'degustation' offering everything from foie gras and escargot to artisan cheeses."
"Alas, it has also applied top-end gourmet prices: expect to pay about £100 for a seven-course "degustation"."
"Michael, the poster mentions Chef Achatz's impassioned response to some of Marco's comments during the panel -- and my general expressions of wariness and exhaustion with the longer, larger and more involved of today's "degustation" menus."