What's Your Favorite Wine and Chocolate Combo?

What's Your Favorite Wine and Chocolate Combo?


If you like to layer your vices like I do, you won't forgo wine with chocolate. And on this the special day that celebrates naughty vices, let's share our favorites. I look for sweet, high-alcohol wines with enough sweetness and richness to match the mouth-coating sensuality of chocolate.

I went a little crazy with the research (all for the sake of good science, of course), and came up with wines to match more than 50 chocolate dishes. (Yes, there is a wine for Hershey's Kisses!)

Here are my top 10 matches:
  1. Dark Chocolate and Banyuls, France
  2. Chocolate-Covered Biscotti and Recioto Della Valpolicella, Italy
  3. Chocolate-Orange Cake and Liqueur Muscat, Australia
  4. Chocolate with Nuts and Tawny Port, Portugal
  5. Milk Chocolate and Tokaji, Hungary
  6. Bittersweet Chocolate and Amarone, Italy
  7. Chocolate-Dipped Fruit and Icewine, Canada
  8. Chocolate Ganache Truffles and Sauternes, France
  9. Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake and Framboise, California
  10. Chocolate Hearts with Cream Filling and Cream Sherry, Spain

Got any killing-me-softly combos to suggest? Here's to a delicious, thirst-quenching Valentine's Day!


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