This Valentine’s Day grab your sweetheart, a box of chocolates, and a bottle or two of red wine!
Yes, red wine definitely goes well with dark chocolate. Why? Because chocolate has tannin, just like wine has tannin, red wine in particular. If it is milk chocolate, then open up a wine that is fruitier and/or sweeter, to match the sweetness of the chocolate. If it is dark chocolate, then open a heavier tannic wine. The sweetness in milk chocolate can make dry red wine taste much more tannic or drier, even acidic.
Note: One chocolate bar has only about 1% of the tannin that a bottle of red wine does, so don’t worry about getting a headache from the chocolate after indulging.
Remember: Sweeter chocolate such as milk chocolate need sweeter wines, such as a Port or even a Sherry or Icewine.
So what is simpler than wine and chocolate? Gotta love the KISS method, and it is so appropriate for Valentine’s Day. Wait… did we say that out loud?
Happy Valentines Day!
Janice and Jason
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