Chocolate and Wine pairing - Page 2
Gear mentioned in this thread:
When matching wine to chocolate the key essence in successful pairing is ensuring the sweet tastes complement each other...The darker the chocolate, the heavier the wine should be.
Similarly the lighter the wine the more elegant the chocolate should be.
I love pairing white chocolate with sweet dessert wines (a glass of Elysium from the Quady Winery in California for example or any select bottle from the Dolce Winery who specialize in dessert wines).
Milk chocolate goes well with the lighter bodied reds such as merlot or pinot noir.
When pairing dark chocolate Shiraz, Zinfandels and Cabernet Sauvignon are excellent choices.If you want to pair the bittersweet dark chocolate - Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Ruby Ports.
Hello everyone, This is Apron,
I am not really a wine drinker but do like white wine or champagne. I do like chocolate and tend to go for the dark type of chocolate. I believe dark chocolate is the best health wise whereas white is rather like a fat, milk chocolate is not really chocolate. There was I believe a war over chocolate with foreign countries as to the fact that British chocolate was not being given to the public properly as it was not proper chocolate but that France and Germany were giving their public proper chocolate and they told the British to stop cheating the British public. I love German chocolate, and Austrian is my favourite. Red wine is very good for people I believe. I believe it has to be a certain number to be a good one. My step father used to tell me this. May I ask which countries chocolate would you consume and why? Also which countries wine would you consume and why?
Try to do opposites, for example if you have a high cocao content South American chocolate, pair it with a sweeter wine, or where if you have a sweeter Belgian chocolate pair it with a dryer wine.
Sparkling wines go really well, as well as old world wines.