Two of life’s greatest sweet pleasures can be the hardest to pair together. Wine and chocolate are both decadent and pleasurable and a delight to have together, when done correctly. Sweet chocolate with tannic wine can make the wine taste bitter and is a match to avoid. You need to balance sweet with sweet – a good rule of thumb is: keep the wine as sweet as the chocolate.
Here is a quick guide to which wines go well with types of chocolate
Lots of sugar here, and very little cocoa, so pair white with white – try Ice wine, sweet Muscat or a sweeter style Riesling.
Try a ripe and juicy Pinot Noir from California or a dessert wine, like an Australian “sticky.”
The one that pairs best with red wines, try Zinfandel, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon (preferably ones that are not too tannic, unless your cocoa content is high).
Yummy… chocolate dessert. From cake to mousse to souffle, chocolate
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