Wine Paring with Chocolate – Chocolate Week

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In celebration of Chocolate Week and Wine Wednesday, we bring you a wine and chocolate paring.
Wine and chocolate are the perfect ending to a meal, a sweet repast or even at-home television viewing. Keeping in mind, wine and chocolates compete for the same palate space, a light bodied wine will not fare well with the richness of chocolate. Much like wine, chocolate is simultaneously sweet & bitter, fruity & acidic.

So what is the perfect paring? To create harmony, choose a full-bodied wine, such as a Mourvèdre,
a full-bodied red wine as an excellent companion. Mourvèdres are of the Bandol, France and Jumilla, Spain regions. On the nose, a Mourvèdre is a burst of dark fruit, flowers and herbaceous aromas of black pepper, thyme with very rich and meaty aromas. Our suggested Mourvèdre is a Domaine Tempier “La Tourtine” Bandol.

Choose rich chocolates or truffles that have a higher coco content, such as Neuhaus Chocolates [Belgium] or Vosges Haut-Chocolat [Chicago].

Other superb wine chocolate pairings could be a Ruby port, a Late Harvest Zinfandel, or a Madeira.
Plan a pairing to make your own sweet retreat!

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Entertaining Thoughts for Your sweet experiences xoxo

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