Wine & Chocolate Pairing Guide

Time to think outside the chocolate box! We’ve been teaching chocolate and wine pairing classes at the shop for more than 8 years and although we agree there are no hard core rules for pairing, we’ve listed a few of the guest and staff favorites.  Just have fun and try everything….

Unique gift idea for that hard-to-buy person:  A copy of  Dare to Pair: The Ultimate Guide to Chocolate and Wine Pairing, a box of our pairing chocolates and a bottle of their favorite wine.

RED WINES – Great for every red wine:  Dark Wine Pairing Collection, 72% dark couvertures
*use drop-down menu on wine pairing chocolates to order 1/2# of suggested flavor
Amarone: Black cherry*, milk chocolate orange*
Barbaresco: Ecuador single origin, dark chocolate sangria*
Barbera: chili pepper pattiesDouble Shot bar
Barolo: dark chocolate raspberry*, organic mango dipped in 55% dark chocolate
Beaujolais: Berried in Chocolate bar, red apples dipped in 55% dark chocolate
Bordeaux: Super Hero bar, Double Shot bar
Brunello: dark chocolate raspberry*, milk chocolate orange*
Cabernet Franc: dark chocolate orange*, milk chocolate mulling spice*
Cabernet Sauvignon: chili pepper patties, dark chocolate plum*
Chianti: milk chocolate apricot*, dark chocolate Irish cream*
Dolcetto: milk chocolate amaretto*, milk chocolate orange*
Grenache: chocolate covered strawberries, cayenne pepper savouries
Malbec: Double Shot bar, dark chocolate plum*
Meritage: Spice of Life bar, dark chocolate chai*
Merlot: milk chocolate orange*, dark chocolate plum*
Mourvedre: milk chocolate couvertures, Berried in Chocolate bar
Nebbiolo: dark chocolate turtles, milk chocolate orange*
Petite Sirah: cayenne pepper savouries, 72% dark couvertures
Pinot Noir: dark chocolate raspberry*, milk chocolate orange*
Port, Ruby: dark chocolate black cherry*, The Purist bar
Port, Tawny: Double Shot bar, cinnamon dusted pecans
Rioja: 55% dark couvertures, chocolate-covered almonds
Sangiovese: Double Shot bar, milk chocolate maple*
Shiraz/Syrah: chili pepper patties, dark chocolate raspberry*
Tempranillo: Dark chocolate mint patties*, 55% dark chocolate
Valpolicella: Dark chocolate raspberry*, milk chocolate mulling spice*
Zinfandel: cayenne pepper savouries, dark chocolate raspberry*

WHITE WINES – Great for every white wine:  Milk Wine Pairing, Milk Couvertures
*use drop-down menu on wine pairing collection to order 1/2# of suggested flavor
Chablis: milk chocolate key lime*, dark chocolate raspberry*
Champagne: milk chocolate couvertures, milk chocolate apricot*
Chardonnay: Down by the Sea Salt bar, milk chocolate key lime*
Chenin Blanc: milk chocolate apricot*, milk chocolate caramels
Gewurztraminer: dark chocolate lemon*, milk chocolate orange*
Moscato: chili pepper patties, milk chocolate amaretto*
Pinot Blanc: milk chocolate key lime*, dark chocolate sangria*
Pinot Grigio: milk chocolate apricot*, dark chocolate orange*
Reisling: milk chocolate orange*, dark chocolate black cherry*
Sauvignon Blanc: milk chocolate amaretto*, Traditional Decadence bar
Semillon: milk chocolate apricot*, milk chocolate mulling spice*
Sherry: Berried in Chocolate bar, milk chocolate hazelnut*
Vouvray: dark chocolate lemon*, milk chocolate key lime*
White Zinfandel: dark chocolate raspberry*, Cowz Gone Nuts bar