Whether you want to create a special gift basket or you’re planning on hosting a tasting party, choosing the right wine to go with the right chocolate is key. If done correctly, the pairing will enhance the flavors and sensations of the wine and the chocolate, allowing you to experience both in a completely new way.
Chocolate and Wine Pairings
A good rule of thumb for chocolate and wine pairing is to match the sweetness of the wine with the chocolate. Lighter chocolate is typically sweeter, while sweet wines are usually ripe with fruit-forward flavors. If the sweetness level is mismatched, your wine will taste sour.
White chocolate’s buttery, creaminess is an ideal match with sweeter dessert wines. Serve a white chocolate mousse with a sweet (not dry) Riesling, white chocolate fud