Ask Sid: Pairing wine with chocolate?

October 8th, 2014

How to pair wine with chocolate?

Question: Believe this week you are judging the Canadian chocolate entries for The International Chocolate Awards. What wine do you have with chocolate Sid?

Answer: Yes we presently are assessing many different types of chocolate from dark, milk, white, flavoured etc. I love chocolate. I love wine. Not really a big fan of enjoying them together. We don’t have wine with chocolate during the competition but refresh our palates with a soupy polenta. Know some of you like to pair chocolate with a big robust Cab, spicy Syrah/Shiraz, jammy Zinfandel, port, or sweet dessert wine. If I have just one choice for all chocolates I would go for Banyuls (French Grenache-dominant fortified) though more specifically a sweet Sherry, Madeira, or Ruby Port can enhance milk chocolate and a Barolo Chinato has just the right herbal bitter medicinal tones to complement 70%+ dark chocolate. Enjoy.

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October 8th, 2014

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  1. Banyuls is by far my most favorite pairing with chocolate!
    Wimberly Miree

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