Two of my favorite things in life are wine and chocolate. What could be better than pairing the two together? Unfortunately, it is not that easy. You can’t just take a Hershey bar and eat it while drinking a glass of chardonnay. Different types of wine match with different types of chocolate. How can you be sure that you are pairing them properly?
Join a Wine Club
My best suggestion to you is to join a wine club that provides tasting notes for the wines. You will get to explore different types of wine each month (or quarter, depending upon the club), and the best wine clubs will tell you exactly what matches the wines. I’m typically a white wine drinker but have come to understand that dark chocolate (my preference) usually pairs better with red wine. (If you need help, check out the Top Red Wine Clubs posted at Wine Club Reviews and Ratings.)
Rosa Regale and Dark Chocolate
My very favorite is pairing Rosa Regale (Banfi Rosa Regale Brachetto) with dark chocolate. I initially discovered Rosa Regale while on a Disney Cruise and have been in love with it ever since. It is a little bit pricey, though, and something that I tend to reserve for special occasions. Outside of wine clubs, it is the only time that I have discovered a great wine pairing on my own.
If you are a fan of both wine and chocolate, take a little bit of time to get educated about how best to enjoy them together. You will not be disappointed!