A month of love, or so called Valentine’s month! I believe most of you have planned something on this special day. Not yet? Then you better prepare haha.
Okay, topic of the month: Chocolate and Wine Pairings! Who is happy? (ME!!!) I mean, who doesn’t love chocolate and wine? This is the best combo ever, like ever! (Just couldn’t wait to share this and let you try ’em).
Pairing chocolate with wine can be tricky. Most of the time, your favorite chocolate and your favorite wine might not be a good match to each other. To be able to pair them well, learn to appreciate the complexity of the flavor and textures that both chocolate and wine have.
So here are few of the pairings you should try (with your partner, your family, your friends or just by yourself. Who cares, as long as it tastes good, ops).
1. Mango dipped in chocolate paired with Sparkling Wine
2.Chocolate soufflé paired with Rose Champagne
3.Strawberry dipped in Chocolate paired with Full Bodied White Wine
4.Classic Milk Chocolate Bar paired with Riesling
5.Rich and Creamy Dark Chocolate paired with Syrah
6.Medium Dark Chocolate paired with Chianti – Italian Red Wine
7.Cherry dipped in Dark Chocolate paired with LBV (Late Bottled Vintage) Port
8.Orange flavored Chocolate paired with Moscato d’Asti
9.Flavored Chocolate (strawberry, raspberry) paired with Sauternes
10.White Chocolate paired with Ice Wine
11.Brownies with Vanilla Ice Cream paired with Intensely Sweet Wine (in my case, Pedro Ximénez)
First thing first, always nose and sip the wine before you eat the chocolate. Enjoy the perfect moment when the wine and chocolate fill your mouth with so much joy, beautiful experience (it’s addictive!).
Anyway, I am looking forward to try more chocolate and wine pairings. If you have any recommendation, feel free to comment below and let me know, cheers!