When you are providing someone with a present or gesture, more often than not they contain wine and chocolate. For some reason, these two items are “go to” gifts, especially if you don’t know the person very well. Even though they pair as gifts, you will very rarely see them appear together on a restaurant menu. Nor will chocolate be a recommended pairing when you view wine information on an online wine provider website.
While wine and chocolate with a lovely ribbon is the perfect gift for a friend, how on earth do you pair them together? The following information might help.
What Works with Milk Chocolate?
Milk chocolate consists typically of both cream and chocolate, which makes it more of a confectionary than actual chocolate. However, that doesn’t make it any less hard to pair. A sure-fire way of nailing the combination is to opt for sweet sparkling red wine.
The berry, spices, and fruity undertones from most sweet sparkling varieties pair beautifully with the creaminess of the chocolate. What’s more, each bite and swig blends together into a zesty, berry-like combination that feels silky smooth in your mouth and tastes divine. Tip: If you order chocolate mousse at a restaurant, ask for a glass of Ruby Port. With spice and berry undertones, it’s a match made in heaven. You may also be able to find this Port, which originates from Portugal, from an online wine provider.