Diet and Wine Appreciation
You are what you eat, so your diet can affect your perception of wine, or at least certain components of it. For example, if spicy food is regular part of your daily diet, it could hamper your identification of spice in wine, as well as numb your palate to other complexity. In fact your taste buds could be so burned out that your appreciation of subtle spices and other elements will never be realized. The alternate could happen if you regularly eat a bland diet. Your sensitivity to strong flavours and components could be extremely intense. A fatty diet might rob you of your appreciation of body in wine and a highly acidic diet could obscure balance. Palate training and conditioning can certainly help alleviate these potential problems.