Indulge in These Perfect Wine and Chocolate Pairings


Delysia chocolate wine truffles
Chocolate + wine = the perfect pairing!

Crisp air and vines heavy with juicy grapes mean one thing for wine lovers: it’s wine harvest season! Many wine aficionados celebrate the harvest season with a gorgeous glass of grapey goodness, red or white. And what goes well with wine? Chocolate, of course! Check out our recommendations for pairing a few of our favorite things – fine wine and Delysia chocolate.

1. When pairing wines with white chocolate, the wine you choose should be at least as sweet as the chocolate you’re serving with it. So for the sweet truffles in our White Chocolate Collection, try nibbling them while sipping on a cool glass of Moscato; the sweetness of this wine meets its match in the silky sweet white chocolate.

Recommendations from the Chocolatier:
Lange Twins Moscato
Salt Lick Cellars Moscato

2. Sweet white wines like Riesling tame the spice in our Latin Collection, which features jalapeno, cayenne, and habenero truffles. The jalapeno truffle, though, pairs particularly well with a Moscato.

Recommendations from the Chocolatier:
Lange Twins Moscato
Becker Vineyards Clementine

3. Try a strawberry, raspberry, or blueberry truffle from our Berry Collection with a glass of Cabernet, whose black currant and blackberry flavors pair well with berry-flavored chocolates.

Recommendations from the Chocolatier:
Becker Vineyards Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Francis Ford Coppola Ivory label Cabernet Sauvignon
John Anthony Cabernet Sauvignon

4. Wash down our Peanut Butter Bark with a glass of Madeira; the wine will accentuate the nutty flavors in this milk chocolate bark. This pairing is like a grown up version of the beloved PB&J flavor combo!

Recommendations from the Chocolatier:
V. Sattui Maderia

5. Coffee, chocolate, and wine are among the most deliciously addictive epicurean delights on the planet. Indulge your addiction to all three with these two pairings: try our Coffee Dark Chocolate Bark with a Merlot, whose mocha layers compliment the coffee flavors in the chocolate. Or try a truffle from our Coffee Collection with a sweet cream sherry.

Recommendations from the Chocolatier:
Becker Vineyards Reserve Merlot
Sherries of Llords & Elwood Although the brand was sold to Monticello cellars a decade ago and has since been discontinued, you may still be able to find this Cream Sherry in some stores.

6. Mix and Match: Featuring nine different truffles, the Signature Collection is perfect for mixing and matching a variety of fine chocolates with fine wine to find your perfect pairing. Try the raspberry truffle with fruit forward wines, or the milk chocolate truffle with a rosé. The caramel truffle pairs well with a buttery chardonnay, while the honey truffle would taste divine with a late harvest sauvignon blanc. The hazelnut could pair well with a Madeira, while our dark chocolate truffle is versatile enough to go with many different wines! Play around and find what your palette prefers.

Recommendations from the Chocolatier:
Raspberry truffle with Signorelli Padrone
Caramel truffle with Sonoma-Cutrer Late Harvest (or regular) Chardonnay or with Joseph Phelps Chardonnay
Honey truffle with Honig Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 

If you’re not down to get in touch with your inner sommelier, no worries — we’ve done the pairing for you in our Wine Collection. Try our truffles infused with cabernet sauvignon, merlot, and port.

Nicole Patel

Nicole Patel is the proprietor of and chocolatier for Delysia Chocolatier. In 2006 while pregnant with her first son, Nicole made a batch of chocolate truffles as holiday gifts. To the delight of friends and family, she continued to create chocolates as a way to relieve stress from her corporate engineering job. In 2008, a chance trip to Becker Vineyards led to Nicole being the first in Texas to make truffles using local wines. Within five years, what started as a hobby turned Delysia into one of the Top Ten Chocolatiers in the Americas, as selected by the International Chocolate Salon.