horizontal tasting

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Related to horizontal tasting: vertical tasting, Blind wine tasting

hor′izon′tal tast′ing

a tasting of wines from the same year but from different vineyards, producers, etc.
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At Richards Walford & Co Ltd (www.r-w.co.uk) we were treated to great horizontal tasting (different wines, same vintage) of some of their Barolo and Barbaresco on offer.
A vertical tasting ($25) demonstrates the effect of ageing; and the horizontal tasting, priced at $18 for Blanco, $25 for Reposado and $32 for Anejo; lets guests select any three tequilas from different distilling families to compare and contrast ageing techniques.
Because of this uncertainty and the fact that old bottles are hard to obtain, a horizontal tasting is preferable to a vertical tasting.
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