At the end of a great meal, nothing rounds out an evening quite like a great glass of red wine and an indulgent chocolate treat. Red wine and chocolate are such a natural pair for satisfying that craving.
Just like wine, there are so many chocolate options from gourmet, organic bars, and grocery store brands to salted caramel brownies and chocolate chip cookies. Your imagination and the contents of your pantry are the only limitations.
Pairing red wine and chocolate can be even more delightful when you match similar notes in the wine and chocolate. For example, if your chocolate is fruity, nutty, or smoky, combine it with wine that also has those flavors.
You can also pair heavier weight chocolates with syrah and zinfandel. For lighter weight chocolate, you might try pinot noir or merlot. Chocolate also has tannins and sometimes they can clash. Try a few different combinations and see what you like.
We’re sharing our favorite truffle recipe that goes well with syrah. Please share your recipes or red wine and chocolate pairings on Facebook or Instagram. Tag us so we can drool over them too! #nefariouscellars #redwineandchocolate #winelife