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Where Chocolate Meets Wine

Sep 6, 2011
Where Chocolate Meets Wine
Make wine and chocolate pairing effortless with CocoaVinoso

cocoavinoso_gift_setYou recently read in the Daily Sip about wine bottles dipped in chocolate. As we all know, wine and chocolate are kindred spirits. Both have been enjoyed for thousands of years. Both are delicious indulgences that you can purchase on the fly for a quick fix, or invest in for a high-quality artisan experience. When you feel a pang of guilt over your indulgences, you can justify your consumption of either by citing studies on the benefits of the antioxidants found within. Best of all, they taste wonderful together. That is, if you can manage to figure out how to pair fickle wine with stubborn chocolate.

Or, you can rely on CocoaVinoso to do the work for you. Made in San Francisco by boutique chocolate producer Bridge Brands Chocolate, CocoaVinoso features six different dark chocolates, each made to pair with a different wine. These tiny yet tasty morsels are sold in individual tins, each of which specifies a type of wine partner. Lighter chocolates, for example, are to be enjoyed with Port; the darker chocolates, with zinfandel. There’s a careful methodology to the pairings; darker chocolates mask the grip of heavy tannins, helping the wine’s underlying fruit flavors peek through.

The chocolates work just as they’re intended, pairing beautifully with specific wines, or shining as standalone snacks. If you love chocolate as much as you love wine, get a tin of CocoaVinoso chocolates to pair with your favorite bottle or pick up a Gift Set, complete with chocolates to pair with cabernet, syrah, and zinfandel.

Do you have any favorite chocolate and wine pairings? Share them below.

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