• Catarina Alexon

    Agree with you Susan, who doesn’t like chocolate and wine pairings. Had chocolate and Amaretto at a dinner yesterday. For those of you who love Amaretto it’s a good idea:-)

    • Great minds think alike… :-))) I love a good Amaretto Catarina. Having it with chocolate is an awesome combination for sure. 🙂

  • Kathy Clubb

    I agree, too – Pinot Noir and Lindt 70% – is a match made in heaven.

    • Oh yeah, that is an awesome combination Kathy. It is truly a match made in heaven. 🙂

  • Jacqueline Gum

    I never have tried pairing chocolate and wine, but given the popularity of the idea i t looks like something I should. So thanks for he guide above.

    • Lorraine Marie Reguly

      I haven’t, either. Of course, I am not a wine drinker. I am a chocolate lover, though! 🙂

  • I like the idea of Cabernet Sauvignon with dark chocolate – two favorites!

    • Me too. That is one of my favorite chocolate and wine pairings Leora.

  • Cheryl Therrien

    I will take a pass on the wine (you know why), but I am so there with the chocolate! LOL

    • I do. I am thinking about coffee and tea pairings for you. Sound good? 🙂

  • Jon Jefferson

    So what would be a good pairing with no bake cookies or chocolate chip cookies?

    • Hi Jon, Hum… Let me think on that a bit. Of the top of my head I’m thinking a good ruby port wine. I do have this raspberry dessert wine that would be nice with chocolate ship cookies. 🙂

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  • Debra Yearwood

    I want to try all the pairings out. It would be so much fun to host a pairing party once a month for four months with a few friends. Great tips (as always) and lots of ideas.Thanks!

    • Hi Debra, It really is a fun thing to do with both small and large groups. It evokes many smiles and much laughter. As a matter of fact I am having a girl night at my house and we will be doing this very thing. :-). It would be cool if you lived closer, you could come over and join in on the fun. :-)))

  • doreenpendgracs

    Susan, you are trying to entice me! You know how much I love chocolate and wine pairings. Or chocolate pairings with any libation for that matter! But it’s funny. As you often write about wine, you’ve got the wine tasting first, then bringing in the chocolate. With me, it’s always tasting the chocolate first, and then tasting the wine, and then another bite of the chocolate. Either way, it’s a match made in heaven. And I’m big on the bold flavours of Bordeaux and Malbec paired with a deeply delicious dark chocolate. Can’t wait to explore both in your neck of the woods. 🙂

    • I haven’t thought about it Doreen, but you’re right. I think that’s because I’m showcasing a wine. Truth be known, I often grab the chocolate first before the wine. Now when you put them together, it is indeed a match made in heaven. 🙂

  • Oh my, chocolate and wine you can’t go wrong. I don’t care for red wines or milk chocolate, but everything else is fair game. I had a home made wine a number of years ago that had an apricot flavor (but it was not made with apricots). I think it would have been perfect with some dark chocolate truffle.
    We used to have a cheese factory in my area and they made chocolates with cheese. It was pretty fabulous, as they used cheddar, jack and many other cheeses. Someday I am going to experiment with it. The one thing about the chocolate made with those cheeses, is that it was not overpowering in sweet chocolate taste. It would have been great with wine for sure.

    • Hi Mary, I bet that would have been a good combo. Chocolate cheese is a very interesting thing and can be amazingly good. There are many cheese makers in my area and some have experimented with cheese chocolate with great success. I’ve also had some chocolate and cheese pairings and it was surprising good. 🙂

  • Jeri Walker-Bickett

    This really speaks to my Friday and/or Saturday night routine. Red wine and chocolate is a regular thing with me. Not too long ago, Doreen suggested I try Lindt’s Dark Chocolate sea salt bar with a Malbec. It’s now one of my favorites!

    • Oh do I like that routine Jeri. I’m going to have to give that a try. That does sound pretty darn awesome. 🙂

  • I have never thought of having chocolate with wine but I love chocolate and I don’t mind some wines…………..so the two together might be worth a try

    • It is a really fun combination Jo-Anne. Give it a whorl and see what you think. 🙂

  • John Barton

    Hi Susan, all too much! I would love to indulge but… oh I might later! Lovely post as always. Cheers John

    • Hi John, It good to see you. How are you doing my friend. Have fun with the trying the wine and chocolate combo my friend. 🙂

  • Grace

    I love chocolate and I love wine

  • Pat Ruppel

    Good information, Susan, but I usually like to take them separately and savor them individually. Crazy – but I’m one that doesn’t like chocolate strawberries. I’m funny that way.

    I have an internet friend who lives in Italy, Shauna, that just wrote a post on a winery she just visited this week. I thought you might be interested in reading it. It’s called, “Wine + Olive Oil + Amici = Perfection” at http://italianliving1.wordpress.com/2013/09/23/wineoliveoilamiciperfection/?contact-form-id=18708&contact-form-sent=22904&_wpnonce=3d0ad016b6#contact-form-18708.
    I commented on her site too and left a link to your post here. Maybe, you both would have a lot in common on food and wines. It sounds like heaven to be on a Tuscan hillside visiting a winery.

    • Hi Pat, I get that. I have few friends who cannot and will not eat anything together. Nevertheless they do enjoy wine and chocolate just not together.

      Thanks for the the lead. I plan on checking her site out when time permits. I do love the title. 🙂

      • Pat Ruppel

        You’re welcome, Susan, for the lead.

        It’s funny how different we are in our likes and dislikes. Makes the world a beautifully interesting place. 🙂

        • It really does Pat. That the beauty if it. 🙂

          • Pat Ruppel

            Yep, you’re right about that, Susan. Put all those different, beautiful pieces together and ‘wha-la’ look at that picture! Mmm-mmm-mmm.

          • I couldn’t agree more… LOL. 🙂

  • Broadcasting Sunny

    I love chocolate and my hubby loves wine – does that make us the perfect pair 😀 Personally I think every thing goes fabulous with chocolate – we went to a wine festival and there was chocolate raspberry wine – OMG so good. Now I’ll have to try chocolate and wine separately but together. This weekend, woot woot! Thanks for the tips.

    • I would think so Joanne. I have have a great raspberry liquor with chocolate that was super amazing but never chocolate raspberry wine… YUM. Enjoy your wine and chocolate this week-end, then let me know what you think. 🙂

  • Adrienne

    You are such the perfectionist Susan.

    I’m a lover of both wine and chocolate and trust me, they both taste so good together no matter what the wine or the kind of chocolate. I know, I’m from Texas and that’s just how we roll!

    You ladies have a fabulous time, I’m so jealous!


    • You are too funny Adrienne.

      My family lives in Texas and I do get what you’re saying… LOL. The fact is I think chocolate goes with just about anything. I had chocolate cover potato chips the other day they were super good. :-))

  • Jamie

    Can’t argue wine and chocolate… especially together 😉

  • Krystyna Lagowski

    What a decadent combination! You don’t need to be Zsa Zsa and Eva Gabor to indulge in the good life. A chocolate tasting is one thing, but pairing it with wine is a lovely luxury. This is the best idea I’ve come across all day. Maybe all week : ))

    • Yep, I totally agree Krystyna, You will love the fun of pairing wine and chocolate with some friend or a group. When you do, let me know how it went. 🙂

  • Dan Meyers

    Great post – I’m a huge fan of chocolate and also a fan (not as huge!) of wine. I usually go with the dark chocolates, so good to know what I should pair them with.

    • Hi Dan, Thanks so much my friend. I may make you a wine covert yet. Give this a try and let know about your experience. I would love to hear about it. 🙂

  • smoinpour

    Yum! This all sounds great!

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