Pairing Wine with Dark Chocolates

chocolatewine-434x434Chocolate & Cheese are usually paired with Wine.

So how to pair up wine that with a balances both tastes.

If you have light wine start with milk chocolates as light wines like champaign compliments with milk chocolates.

Coming towards dark chocolate : it comes in different range starting from 35% to 99% dark and different chocolatier have made their own different unique recipes with inclusion of salts and herbs and silky smooth ganaches. So lighter the percentage of chocolate lighter the wine. Stronger the intensity of chocolate stronger the wine balance the taste.

Suggestions from the specialist:

  • White: Muscat, Sherry
  • Milk: Merlot, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Dessert wines
  • Dark, Bittersweet, Semisweet: Zinfandel, Syrah, Tawny Port, Armagnac, Cognac