Skip Nav
Chrissy Teigen
Chrissy Teigen's Chicken Pot Pie Soup Belongs in the Soup Hall of Fame
OREO
You Will Never Look at Oreos the Same Way Again After Reading These Facts
Food Video
Break Off a Piece of This Giant Cake-Filled Kit Kat Bar!

Come Party With Me: Wine and Chocolate Tasting — Drinks

Normally I always serve a signature cocktail at my parties, but in the case of a wine and chocolate tasting, no hard alcohol is necessary. Instead be sure to have several different types of wine to pair with each chocolate course. If you don't know a lot about wine ask your local wine shop owner to help you. Explain what you are making — chocolate and brie sandwiches and chocolate orange cake — and that you want some wines that will complement these treats.

If you don't have a relationship with a local wine shop owner, check out my tips for pairing chocolate and wine when you

.

  • Dark and bittersweet chocolates go best with stronger red wines. White chocolate pairs better with light reds and sweet whites.
  • Choose a Port, Muscat, or Moscato. If you do select a Port pick a ruby or tawny one. Vintage ports taste better with cheese.
  • Pinot Noir and Merlots work well with milk chocolate. Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon are nice with dark chocolate.
  • Steer clear of dry wines that can create a sour flavor in the mouth when paired with chocolate.
  • Remember wine tasting is a very personal thing. If you don't like the way it tastes, move on to the next bottle.

Got a tip for pairing wine and chocolate? Please share with us below!

Source

Join The Conversation
CiaoBella2 CiaoBella2 9 years
Amarone wine pairs very nicely with chocolate.
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 9 years
cool ideas
Tabloid Tabloid 9 years
Very interesting. I like drinking red wine with black olive.
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 9 years
Thanks for the tips. :) This sounds fun.
Best Cheap Bottle of Wine at Walmart
Bacchanal Wine Bar in New Orleans
Prosecco Jeroboam From Aldi
Which Alcohol Is Paleo?
From Our Partners
Latest Food
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds