Gourmet Chocolates to Enjoy With Wine

Written by on April 24, 2014 in Chocolates, Food Treats, Gourmet Gifts, Sweets and Desserts with 0 Comments

Chocolate-for-Wine-LoversIf you have never tried dark chocolate with wine, especially good red wine, then you are in for a treat. The flavors of wine and chocolate enhance each other in ways that are a delight to the palate.

Wine and Chocolate

Combining dark chocolates with good wine, particularly red wine, will cause both to burst forth with fabulous flavors. Many of the dark red wines, like Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot and Zinfandel, have notes of cocoa in their blends already.

Of course, that is not to say they are made with cocoa. It is only grapes that can make these wines, but the aging process and the types of grapes can create special flavor notes. Then match that to a great dark chocolate and you have delightful new flavors.

Favorite Chocolate Blends

Some of the great chocolate makers have developed special recipes just to enhance wine drinking. I have included three of my favorite choices here. The delicious result of these will thrill you. That I can promise. I am not only a chocolate lover, but a wine lover as well.

 Brix Medium Dark Chocolate For Wine Lovers Wine Lover’s Chocolate 3-Tin Gift Set, Pair with Cabernet, Merlot, Zinfandel, 10.5-Ounce Gift Set Bissinger’s Chocolate Covered Wine Grapes 8 oz.

Not Just for Red Wine

White wine, at least the drier versions, like Chardonnay and a good Pinot Grigio are also good choices to enjoy with chocolate. White wines are typically just a bit sweeter than reds so you need to make sure you choose a chocolate that has a bit more sweetness to it, but even dark chocolates work with dry white wines.

Yes, I have tried sweet wines and chocolate before. It seems the sweetness of each get in the way of the other. It’s not an awful taste. In fact, any sweet wine goes very well with dessert items. It’s just that the delicious flavors of the dark chocolate don’t become as pronounced with sweeter wines. But this is a choice you can test out for yourself.

Gift Ideas for Wine Lovers

If you have wine drinkers on your gift-giving list, chocolates are a great choice. They can also be nice host or hostess gifts when you are invited to a party. You can see lots more options at wine chocolates, including those that are filled with wine or liqueur.

If you enjoy sharing a bottle of wine with friends for a dinner party, why not add some wine chocolates to go along? This will make a more complete gift as well.

And remember, there are great health benefits to enjoying dark chocolate. So you can enjoy and give wine chocolates with confidence.

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About the Author: Enjoying sharing gourmet foods and treats with friends and family is a long time tradition for me. Since I am asked always how I found such special delights to share and give as gifts, it was time to share that with you, too. Knowing how to serve gourmet treats adds to the delight, so find out more about those special treats, how to serve them and how to choose them as gifts. .

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