Chocolate & Wine Matching 2018

February 17, 2018

Chocolate & Wine Matching 2018

After the runaway success of last year's wine and chocolate tasting we brought it back for 2018, again with our good friend and Birmingham's very own Willy Wonka, Neil of Kneals Chocolates.

Reading up online trying to match wines with just chocolate is somewhat of a minefield, everything is really geared towards chocolate in dessert form and the subject divides opinions on what works best if at all.

With another full house, we went with an array of wines to show a plethora of chocolate and wine matching options, and with insights from last years tasting we made a couple of tweaks in the form of a new chocolate and three new wines hitting the cocoa bean firmly on the head.

The wines and their accompanying chocolates . . . 

(Chocolates top left to right 1 - 4, bottom left to right 5 -8)

1. Durello Brut Spumante

White chocolate with a raspberry crumb.

2. Gardet Brut Reserve Champagne N.V.

A white chocolate vanilla truffle with a milk chocolate and vanilla ganache.

3. Wish Bone Shiraz/Grenache, 2016

A 66.8% Brazilian dark chocolate, this offers hints of tropical fruits

4. Los Haroldos Malbec Roble, 2015

70% Cuban Dark Chocolate 

5. Moscato d’Asti Alasia, 2016
A peach melba white chocolate with a peach and raspberry ganache.

6. Kopke 10yr Tawny Port

Sea salt caramel. Milk chocolate with a soft sea salt caramel.

7. Henriques & Henriques Full Rich Madeira

41% milk chocolate, topped with cocoa nibs.

8. Barbadillo Pedro Ximenez (PX) Sherry

A dark chocolate (70%) soft caramel with a very small amount of sea salt.

 





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