Valentine’s Day Chocolate & Wine Pairing Ideas

The most romantic day of the year is coming (you didn’t forget, did you?) and that means it’s time to break out those heart-shaped boxes of chocolate. The general rule is that your wine should always be a bit sweeter than your chocolate, and remember that the bolder the wine, the darker the chocolate. Finding the right wine to pair with delicious candies isn’t an easy task, but we’ve put together our foolproof list of what to drink with what chocolate confection. You might say it’s our own little matchmaking recipe for romance.

CHOCOLATE WINE
White Chocolate
  • Champagne
  • Prosecco
  • Cava
  • Gewürztraminer
  • Rieisling
  • Viognier
  • Moscato
  • Ice Wine
  • Beaujolais
Milk Chocolate
  • Port
  • Sherry
  • Rose
  • Burgundy
  • Madeira
  • Sauternes
  • Riesling
  • Dessert Wines
Dark Chocolate
  • Merlot
  • Petite Sirah
  • Port
Dark Chocolate (Semisweet)
  • Merlot
  • Pinot Noir
  • Chianti
Dark Chocolate (Bittersweet)
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Zinfandel
  • Port
Dark Chocolate (Extra Dark 70%)
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Bordeaux
  • Barolo
  • Malbec
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Nebbiolo
  • Tannat
Dark Chocolate (Medium Dark 60%)
  • Merlot
  • Shiraz
  • Zinfandel
  • Chianti
  • Rhone
  • Brunello de Montalcino
  • Grenache
  • Tempranillo
  • Primitivo
  • Mourvedre
Dark Chocolate (Smooth Dark 54%)
  • Champagne

  • Chenin Blanc
  • Riesling
  • Pinot Noir
  • Vintage Port
  • White Port
  • Pinot Gris
  • Viognier

 

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