We all have those days when a piece of chocolate helps all of our problems melt away. Who would have thought that certain chocolates pair wonderfully with certain wines? Sounds too good to be true, doesn't it?
Check out the following wine and chocolate pairing suggestions from Lindt, Master Swiss Chocolatiers and let me know what you think!
70% Cocoa + Shiraz
"Shiraz unfolds to reveal layers of ripe berries, plum and peppery spices. Combined with seductive notes of licorice and chocolate, Shiraz is a great match for the balanced red fruit and vanilla notes in Lindt Excellence 70% Cocoa."
85% Cocoa + Zinfandel
"Zinfandel brims with luscious aromas of blueberries, blackberries, warm cinnamon and toasted oak. This lovely fruit-driven experience is outstanding when paired with the bold notes of herbs and red berries in Lindt Excellence 85% Cocoa."
A Touch of Sea Salt + Riesling
"Enticing sweetness, a touch of ripe pear, aromas of honeysuckle and spring flowers all describe the famously aromatic Riesling. It pairs well with the light saltiness of the bittersweet Lindt Excellence A Touch of Sea Salt.
Chili + Port
"The mellow, sweet dark chocolate and spicy red chili found in the Excellence Chili bar is the perfect match to the rich red fruit and underlying spicy head of Port. A terrifically spicy sweet experience."
Wed, April 20, 2011
by Cindy Aplanalp filed under