Whether you’re hosting your own wine tasting or having friends over for dinner, pairing chocolate with wine is a sure way to impress your guests. Plus, it saves you time from having to cook dessert!
But not all wine is a perfect fit for every kind of chocolate. Just as with meat (red for red and white for white), the darker the chocolate, the darker the wine. Show off your knowhow by pairing the right chocolate with the right wine using our guide below. Cheers!
Because white chocolate is so sweet, it pairs best with sweeter wines such as:
- Rosé Port
- Ice Wine
Try it with Delysia’s coffee white chocolate bark!
Milk chocolate has a milder taste similar to white wine, so it also pairs well with sweeter, lighter wines such as:
- Pinot Noir
The intensity of dark chocolate goes best with darker, more robust wines such as:
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Pinot Noir
More tips for pairing chocolate with wine
- If you’re offering multiple wines and chocolate as part of your tasting, following the golden rule of wine tasting – start with the lighter wine and chocolate before graduating to the darker ones.
- Generally, smoother wines with soft, rounded tannins bring out the taste of chocolate.
- The paired wine should be sweeter than the chocolate; otherwise, the wine can end up tasting bitter.
- Choose a quality wine and quality chocolate like Delysia.
- Taste and experiment to your heart’s desire before your party.
Looking for the best of both worlds? Offer variety with Delysia’s award-winning wine collection chocolate truffles that come infused with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Port.