Oct 22, 06
Over the last few days I received several boxes of chocolates – thanks to everyone who everyone for the gifts.
Among these is a box of Green and Black's Organic Praline Collection (24 chocolates).
I'm willing to donate this box to a chocolate tasting or the like.
What's the best way to do achieve this?
Oct 24, 06
I had a meeting with Stephen, Karsten and Phil, half the chocolates have gone. As we unwrapped the packaging we expected Mike Evans to appear. But he didn't. I think we has left the county.
Apr 15, 09
Why not have these lovely chocolate sweets with simply tea or coffee over the chat with friends? Other option, which can be mostly supported, is wine. But, obviously not every wine can do the job... Chocolate is easily enjoyed on its own while you can't say the same about all wines...
What the safe choice then?
This depends on chocolate, whether it's dark, milk or white. Dark varieties, which are less sweet are best complemented by red wines, especially fortified ones like Port or Madeira, although some Zinfandels, Pinot Noir, Shiraz and Merlot wines can be a good match as well. If the chocolate has some spicy notes in it, then go for Sangiovese wine.
Milk and white chocolate are obviously more sweet and need a sweeter wine as well. Ideally, wine shoud be a bit sweeter or at least as sweet as the chocolate. In this case, it won't taste that sour. Milk and white chocolate can be enjoyed with Muscats, sweet Sherry, aromatic Gewurstraminer, fruity Riesling, Tokay.
Some people can't stay double sweetness (like it will be with a dessert wine and milk or white chocolate and confections). In this case contrarity may do the job.
If you have a variety of chocolate sweets to taste, some of the best options are, as already mentioned, fortified wines like Port or Madeira as well as ice wines (some of the most famous are canadian ice wines). Some people believe that Banyuls and Maury are the best company when it comes to chocolate.
Also start your tasting session by trying wine first. This way you can enjoy the wine to the full, then follow with the chocolate.
And enjoy your tasting!
Have more close look and better pairing wine and chocolate ideas on www.chocolure.com