Pairing Wine & Chocolate
In this short series, we’re going to show you how easy it is to pair your favourite wines and chocolate - this month featuring WHITE CHOCOLATE
Silky and velvety wines are chocolate's best friend. Both wine and chocolate can have intense flavours, so when you put together a dark, bittersweet chocolate with a powerful red that is high in tannins, the two can be overwhelming on the palate. To find the right balance, choose wines that are a little bit softer than the chocolate you're pairing it with.
Find the perfect sweet spot. While it might sound strange, choosing a wine that is sweeter than the chocolate itself works quite well. And "sweet", doesn't mean just dessert wines. In the wine world, the term "sweet" is sometimes used to denote ripe, fruit-forward flavours in a wine. These characteristics provide a nice balance to the bitter flavours of cocoa.
OUR RECOMMENDATIONS For some inspiration, here is our favourite wine and white chocolate pairings - riesling, moscato, sweet rosè
White chocolate, which is made with cocoa butter, sugar, and milk, has a sweet, buttery flavour with notes of honey and cream. Sweet white and rosè wines can help cleanse the palate of the rich flavours from white chocolate, as does a frizzante or spumante.