I absolutely love the idea of pairing chocolate and wine. With Valentine’s Day approaching chocolate and wine make a great gift! Why? Wine is romantic, chocolate is romantic, and together they’re the perfect pair.
Chocolate and wine are regularly on my weekly grocery list not just on Valentine’s Day. Many of you enjoy the flavors of chocolate and wine and so you may already know that pairing the two is often a “hit or miss” endeavor. If this is your first rodeo with pairing chocolate and wine and you love any and everything super sweet, you should start with your favorite sweet chocolate and pair it with a Zinfandel wine.
Now if you’re looking for a fun and festive approach with pairing chocolate and wine try sweets like a classic chocolate ganache (chocolate and cream), chocolate-covered popcorn, double fudge chocolate brownies, or a nice spread of chocolate, wine and cheese. All the above pairs well with an Italian sparkling wine that is also lightly sweet with appealing fruit notes.
A sure fire all time fun way to find your favorite chocolate and wine dynamic combination is to host a creative chocolate and wine tasting party! These parties are fun and super easy to host. Check out these hosting tips from Overstock.
Happy chocolate and wine tasting!