And just like a sudden thunderstorm, the sense of worry and dread in the house hangs thickly. What's going on this year? Bad news after bad news...we're not asking for much, just some peace.
Is the palate affected by your mood? I certainly believe it is. When I taste, I try to block my mind from anything other than what's in the glass, but frame of mind definitely alters perceptions of taste. That's why wines, even simple ones, are always wonderful when you drink them on vacation.
I'm in a foul mood right now. Tonight is not the night for tasting.