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Best Chocolates to Pair with Red or White Wine

Posted June 19, 2023

Well look who decided to show up in Colorado….the sun! Finally, after the rainiest spring in 40 years, it looks like we might have a moment to enjoy a glass of wine and a few chocolates on the patio. But what to pair? Luckily, we’ve been studying this question for years at The Chocolate Therapist, and we have a few ideas that will make even the most prudent connoisseur happy. The suggested chocolates are all from our shop (we specialize in all-natural chocolates to pair with wine and spirits), but feel free to use this as a guideline for your favorites.

Red wine and chocolate pairings
Red blend (try rum-barrel aged Three Finger Jack from Lodi): milk chocolate mulling spice (ginger & cinnamon), dark chocolate black cherry, milk chocolate amaretto, dark chocolate sangria
Red zinfandel: dark chocolate chili pepper
Pinot Noir: dark or milk chocolate peanut butter
Tawny Port: milk chocolate cinnamon pecans, dark chocolate with espresso

White wine and chocolate pairings
Sauvignon blanc: milk chocolate key lime, dark chocolate raspberry
Riesling: milk chocolate apricot, dark chocolate plum
Pinot gris: milk chocolate orange, dark chocolate black cherry
Chardonnay: don’t do it unless you’ve had at least 3 glasses of wine, or maybe milk chocolate orange 🙂

The Chocolate Therapist makes handcrafted, all-natural chocolate. There are no dyes, sugar-filled centers, preservatives, soy, or artificial ingredients in anything we make. We’re committed to creating clean-ingredient chocolate for you. Thank you for supporting small business!

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