Wine and chocolates are two of the most romantic items you can give to your special someone. For that extra romantic date, you want to make sure that you pick the right wine and the right chocolate.
Unlike the usual wine and food pairing, wine and chocolate pairing can be a little bit tricky. If you do get the perfect pair of wine and chocolates, the result is divine! Read through this article to learn about how to correctly pair the right wine with the right chocolate to create the perfectly romantic gift for the love of your life.
Light and simple chocolates are best paired with light, less complex wines while rich and dark chocolates like cherries coated with dark chocolate are best partnered with rich and robust wines. If wines that are high in tannin are paired with dark chocolates (also high in tannins), they cancel out each other’s tannins. The wine’s fruity flavor then comes out more.
White chocolates are best paired with Sherry or a wine like Moscato d’ Asti because they are more subtle than dark chocolates. Although a lot of people like to pair white chocolate with red or white Zinfandel, you should be careful with this because sometimes their flavors can contrast negatively. It is wiser to taste a sample pair before giving white chocolate and Zinfandel to your date so that you can make sure that it’ll turn out well.
These are only a few tips on pairing chocolate with wine so that you can have a wonderfully romantic night with your loved one. It would be wise to purchase a couple extra bottles of wine so that you can experiment on the pairings yourself before that special date.
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