Wine and chocolate, two of the greatest pleasures in life - when paired properly, the experience can be out-of-this-world. When poorly matched, however, the combination can be a bitter disaster.
Chocolate and wine have extremely intense flavor profiles which can dominate your palate if you're not careful. When pairing the two, be sure to match the intensity of both components, or choose a wine that's just a little bit sweeter.
Follow the simple guide below to find your perfect match.
Take it to the Next Level - Learning about pairing is just like learning about wine - you can read about it all you want, but the best thing to do is to taste, taste, and taste some more. Get a group of chocolate & wine loving friends together and experiment! Assign each person a different type of wine to bring, as well as a dessert or chocolate of their choice, and see for yourself which pairings work best for your palate.