Updated: Jan 2, 2022
Hi Wine lovers! There is something special about this moment of the year, and we love to warm up our hearts with a glass of wine! And of course, there is always chocolate.
Wine and chocolate have a lot in common: they have tannins and anti-oxidants and they’re always associated with indulgence, pleasure, I-deserve-it, romance, luxury, and celebration.
Despite these similarities, it’s somewhat challenging to pair wine and chocolate together.
How do we pair Wine & Chocolate?
Here are a few basic pairings:
White chocolate is super sweet. A fresh wine will cleanse the cocoa butter and milk. Try a Sauvingnon Blanc or a Pinot Noir.
Milk chocolate. If it’s very good quality (ideally half chocolate and half cream), it could go very well with a young Malbec with acidity and gentle tannins.
Dark chocolate. The idea of a beautiful glass of Cabernet Sauvignon with a nice piece of dark chocolate sounds marvelous, but when you put the two components together in your mouth it usually makes the wine taste unpleasant. So try some Shiraz/Shyra, Malbec, Zinfandel or a Red Blend. Another good combination is trying Port-style Red Wines.
The goal of a great wine pairing is to balance the tastes (sweet, sour, bitter, salty, etc) in the food and wine so that the subtle flavors can beautifully emerge.
We recommend you more than anything challenge your senses and have fun.