What's the Worst Thing to Eat Before a Wine Tasting?

February 27, 2019

Going to a wine tasting on an empty stomach is a recipe for disaster, or at the very least, a less-than-optimal experience. But while you absolutely should eat beforehand, be careful what you choose: Certain foods can compromise the palate or leave an aftertaste that clashes with wine, and beverages like coffee and tea can cause a tannin overload.

Recently, our resident wine expert, Dr. Vinny, listed some of the common foods and drinks to avoid before drinking wine. Now, Wine Spectator wants to know which food or drink is your pre-tasting no-go.

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What is the worst thing to eat (or drink) before a wine tasting?