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Pairing Wine and Chocolate: Wockenfuss Helps You with Your Valentine’s Day Shopping List

When paired correctly, wine and chocolate can bring out the best in each other.

When paired correctly, wine and chocolate can bring out the best in each other. For the one who brings out the best in you, pair wine with delicious Wockenfuss chocolates this Valentine’s day. If you’re not quite sure where to start, fear not –  we’re here to help!

Sweetness

A good rule of thumb is to find a wine that is a bit sweeter than the chocolate you’ve chosen. If the chocolate is too sweet, it can make your wine taste bitter. Moscato d’Asti is one of the sweetest wines available and pairs quite well with lighter chocolates.

Body and Flavor Profile

For a more full-bodied wine, such as most red wines, you will want to choose a rich dark chocolate. If you prefer the lighter white wines, than you should lean more toward white chocolate. You still have a bit of time before Valentine’s Day, so do some taste testing if you’re not sure!

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries and Champagne: A Valentine’s Day Classic

Pairing chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne is a Valentine’s Day classic for a reason, and with the right pairing you can make it even better! If you choose this delectable dessert combination for your Valentine’s Day treat, opt for a “pink” champagne or sparkling wine. The fruity tones of the pink wine pairs exceedingly well with strawberries. Since you’re pairing with a lighter wine, it’s best to choose a milk chocolate-covered strawberry so that the flavor profiles can complement each other without one overpowering the other.

Wine and Chocolate Pairing Quick Reference Guide

White Chocolate: sweet German Riesling, Orange Muscat, rosé, Branchetto d’Acqui

Milk Chocolate: sweet sparkling wines, Merlot, Madeira, port

Dark Chocolate: Cabernet Sauvignon, Banyuls, PX Sherry

Chocolate with nuts or nut butter: tawny Port, Madeira, Oloroso Sherry

Delicious Chocolates and Candies from Wockenfuss

Head to WockenfussCandies.com and browse our wide selection of chocolates and candies; we promise you will not be disappointed! Wockenfuss Candies is one of the oldest candy makers in Baltimore. We opened our doors in 1915 and have proudly served the people of Baltimore ever since. If you have any questions about our Wide Selection of Chocolates, please contact Wockenfuss Candies by calling 1-800-296-4414 or email info@Wockenfusscandies.com. When you’re not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on FacebookTwitterGoogle+, and Pinterest!