Pairing wine and chocolate can be the ultimate indulgence like pairing aries and scorpio. To ensure a flavorful combination, the chocolate should never be sweeter than the wine so that the wine will not taste too sour. Pair lighter, creamier chocolates with light-bodied wines and stronger flavored chocolates with full-bodied wines.
Cabernet Sauvignon: Boasting the classic flavor of dark fruits, the full-bodied flavor of this wine pairs nicely with a dark chocolate.
Champagne and Sparkling Wines: With their flavors ranging from dry to sweet and tasty, okay aroma, these favorites pair well with most types of chocolate.
Chardonnay: Usually dry, Chardonnay has buttery, fruity, vanilla, and toasty flavors. While most white wines are too dry to be served with chocolate, this selection tends to go well with French Vanilla.
Port Wine: Deeply berried and chocolaty, port works best with a dense, creamy chocolate such as luscious cheesecake.
Shiraz: Known as Australia’s leading red grape variety, Shiraz is also quite popular in America because of its slightly sweet, full-bodied flavors of black pepper, blackberry, and raspberry. It works well with dark chocolate.