- Step 1: Splurge on quality Splurge on quality chocolate, either milk, dark or white, to pair with your wine and ask for recommendations from the chocolatier.
- Step 2: Balance sweetness Look for a good balance between the sweetness of the wine or champagne and the sweetness of the chocolate.
- TIP: The chocolate shouldn't be sweeter than the wine you are drinking with it .
- Step 3: Pair a Port wine for milk chocolate Pair a Port or other sweet wine to go with the rich, creamy texture of a milk chocolate or chocolate deserts.
- Step 4: Match a Cabernet for dark chocolate Match a Cabernet Sauvignon or other red wine with dark, toasty notes with dark or bittersweet chocolates.
- TIP: Think of fruits that you enjoy with chocolate such as raspberries or strawberries and opt for a wine that matches those fruity tones.
- Step 5: Break out the Champagne for white chocolate Break out the sparkling wine, champagne, or a good white wine to go with white chocolate.
- Step 6: Trust your palate Trust your palate and choose a pair you enjoy, it's not always necessary to follow the rules as each person's taste is different.
- FACT: Chocolate first arrived in England in the mid 1600s and was a beverage rather than a solid treat.
You Will Need
- Quality chocolate
- Sweet wine
- Red wine
- Sparkling wine
- White wine
- Fruity tones (optional)