Pairing chocolate with wine is a sweet alternative to cheese. It can be a delicious dessert, or simply a midnight snack. If you’re looking for the best wines to pair with your chocolate Westchester NY, then look no further. We’ve come up with some of the best pairings for you.
1. White Chocolate
While not technically a chocolate, since it doesn’t contain cocoa, this brand of sweets lends itself nicely to a wide assortment of wines. Try it with a vintage Port or a Muscat. If you’re feeling adventurous, a Lambrusco or Sweet Tokaji could be more your style.
2. Milk Chocolate
There’s nothing in the world quite like a decadent piece of milk chocolate. It’s truly a chocolate lover’s delight. Perhaps the most versatile of all the chocolates, this morsel is best combined with a creamy Sherry or Rasteau.
3. Caramel Chocolate
The perfect combination of salty and sweet, caramel is one of the most popular types of chocolate. You’d be hard pressed to find someone who dislikes it. For a congruent pairing, try a Madeira or Tawny Port. If you’d prefer a complementary pairing, Asti-Spumante or sweet Champagne would be your best bet.
4. Dark Chocolate
A pure dark chocolate contains a minimum of 35% sold cocoa. There are some out there that have up to 99% of the bean. These bitter morsels don’t enjoy sharing space on your taste buds so finding the perfect wine can be more difficult. For best results, choose a Late Harvest Zinfandel or a Maury.
5. Peanut Butter Cups
Once you’ve found your favorite peanut butter with the perfect ratio of peanut butter to chocolate, it’s time to add some wine to the mix. We’d recommend an Amontillado r Oloroso Sherry. A nice Madeira lends itself an exciting flavor as well.