Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Love at First Bite - Wine and Chocolate

If you love chocolate and wine individually, why not enjoy them together! There are a lot of differing opinions on whether the bold tannins of both make a happy palette. Our friends over at ProFlowers have a few wine and chocolate pairing suggestions we love! They created this handy guide with 13 popular chocolates, including favorites like peanut butter cups and fruity truffles, to help you pick the perfect match. 

They also offer a few tips to help in case your favorite chocolate didn't make the list. 

Wine and Chocolate Pairing GuidePlease include attribution to Proflower.com with this graphic.

Basic wine and chocolate pairing rules:
1.     The wine should be as sweet as the chocolate.
2.     Begin pairing by color. The darker the chocolate, the darker the wine.
3.     When possible, opt for a high quality chocolate bar.
4.     Consider texture as well as taste.

I’ve done a few wine and candy pairings with my friends and it is always such a good time! It doesn’t have to be fancy, just grab some wine and some chocolate and see what works. Sometimes, it makes it even more fun if the pairings don’t end up tasting very good. The reactions are usually pretty priceless!
One of my favorite pairings (not on this list) is chocolate covered blueberries paired with a brandy infused port wine, like the Bin 21 from Pippin Hill. It makes for a perfect after dinner dessert.

Comment below and let me know what your favorite is!

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