It’s the most important pairing right? The key to successfully pairing wine with chocolate is to match sweetness with sweetness! Pairing milk chocolate (or sweeter dark chocolates) with dessert wines, like a vintage port, madeira, or a sweet sherry, is the easiest way to make a successful pairing. These types of wines bring a natural sweetness to help keep up with the sweetness of the chocolate. Lastly, we can’t leave out our bitter dark chocolate pairing for our dark chocolate lovers! If you have a bitter dark, pair it with a red zinfandel, because its’ high acidity make it taste bold!
"When pairing desserts [with wine], I try to keep the sweetness levels somewhat in line,” Jeff Porter, a certified sommelier says, “but moreso, I look for flavors that work together. I think of all the awesome candy bars I've had as a kid and try to recreate some of those flavor synergies with wine and chocolate.”
Take our Swiss Milk Chocolate Toffee with its nuts, toffee, and chocolate -- you might look for a wine with nuttiness and caramel notes to complement the chocolate! All this said, I’m sure you’re already thinking of delicious and decadent pairings of chocolate and toffee with different food and drink! Just remember, at the end of the day, whether you’re a pairing expert or a certified rookie… you get to eat chocolate either way;)!