Fine wine and luxury chocolate pairings
There’s nothing quite as exquisite as savoring a fine wine and a decadent piece of chocolate. The rich, divine, and smooth flavors of the chocolate excite your taste buds as the wine complements the dessert perfectly. C'est magnifique!
While I certainly love trying a variety of combinations within wine and chocolate pairings, I’ve finally discovered two that stand high above the rest:
Vosges Haut-Chocolate and Riesling
These tasty chocolate treats are perfect for the refined and adventurous palate. Chicago-based chocolate company Vosges, produces luxury chocolates with fascinating flavors from around the globe. Plus, these delightful treasures are just begging to be paired with fine wine. My favorite truffle collection of theirs is Mo’s Chocolate Bacon Bar with an outrageous combination of smooth, sweet chocolate and salty bacon. I love to pair this mouth-watering chocolate bar with a nice riesling of balanced acidity, like the Inniskillin Late Autumn Riesling. As Wine Folly simply demonstrates in this handy pairing guide, balanced acidity in wine is best with fat, sugar and salt. In terms of the chocolate bacon bar and the riesling, the just-right acidity cuts through the bacon fat while the light fruit flavors perfectly compliment both the salt and sugar. Trust me: it’s an explosion in your mouth!
Godiva and Veuve Clicquot Demi Sec Champagne
In my opinion, Godiva is the standard for upscale dessert. Godiva crafts high-end Belgian chocolates that are sure to please the pickiest people. This specific rich truffle collection comes in a beautiful and sophisticated gold gift box and is a perfect match to the delectable Veuve Clicquot Demi Sec Champagne. The acidity of champagne is ideal against the classic buttery Belgian truffles and, in particular, the delicately sweet demi-sec won’t overpower the flavor of the sugary chocolates.
This combination is a sure-fire crowd pleaser; it really doesn’t get better than superb chocolates and festive high-end bubbly. Plus, PrimeWines pairs these two together in a luxury gift package that’s perfect for gift delivery to friends, family, or business colleagues. So, go ahead: knock their socks off with this winning duo!
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