The answer to the crossword question, “Beverages with tasting notes,” is WINES. Wines are alcoholic beverages typically made from fermented grapes but can be made from other fruits or even flowers. They are characterized by their taste notes, which describe the various flavors and aromas present in the wine. Common tasting notes include fruity, flowery, spicy, and oaky. Some wine enthusiasts even use more detailed descriptors such as “buttery,” “earthy,” or “tannic.” Wines are often paired with different foods to enhance the flavors and overall dining experience.