With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I figured it was time to talk chocolate and wine. I did a little searching and and I’ve got you covered on the best wines to pair with all the chocolate you receive. A good rule of thumb is to make sure the wine you’re drinking is as sweet as the chocolate you’re eating. Here’s your best bet for pairings:
o Milk Chocolate – Pinot Noir, Riesling a lighter-bodied Merlot. Try Ingleside’s Pinot Grigio.
o Dark Chocolate – Cabernet Sauvignon or Zinfandel. For the extra dark stuff (55% cocoa in above, try a Pinot Noir or Merlot. I’ve said it before, I love Barboursville’s Merlot.
Lucky for you, there are some great Richmond events that feature both chocolate and wine and support Richmond non-profits. CHOCOHOLIC!, a fundraiser to support CHIP of Greater Richmond will be held on February 4 from 6-9 p.m. at the Virginia Holocaust Museum. It’s a chocolate/wine lovers dream come true: chocolate fountains, tastings from Virginia wineries and treats from local chocolatiers, restaurants, bakeries and ice cream shops. Tickets are $35. Go here or call 804-592-2177 to purchase tickets.
Also, check out Sinfully Sweet on February 11 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Morton’s Steakhouse. Try out chocolates from Gearharts Fine Chocolates, paired with fine wine. $50 per guest, with a portion of proceeds benefiting Comfort Zone Camp. For more info contact AnnMarie Grohs at 804-648-1662 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
When it comes to chocolate and wine, calories don’t count. I hope you’re showered with both wine and Godiva chocolates this Valentine’s Day. Cheers to love, wine and chocolate.
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