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It’s no secret that the flavor of wine is enhanced by the food you eat with it. While we usually think of savory items when we think about pairing wine and food, but chocolate (the fifth food group) makes a wonderful partner to many varieties of wine. Not that I need an excuse to indulge in two of my favorite things, but it was fun to take an afternoon with a few friends and devote it to trying out new and yummy combinations of Clois du Bois wine and BROOKSIDE dark chocolates!
If you’ve never heard of BROOKSIDE chocolates, you really do need to hunt them down at the grocery store. They’re dark chocolate wrapped around all sorts of varieties of fruit flavors and they come in bite sized form, which is perfect for pouring into bowls for guests (or you) to eat. The BROOKSIDE dark chocolate pomegranate was my favorite, but crunchy berry clusters, acai & blueberry flavor and goji & raspeberry flavors are also available. So ideal for pairing wine and chocolate.
I think perhaps the best part about these is that they are so entirely perfect for after dinner. I am (unfortunately) not a huge fan of sweet wines that usually get served with dessert, so when pouring after dinner drinks, I can pour another glass of what I love to drink and satisfy my sweet tooth at the same time with BROOKSIDE chocolates. These are such a nice change for a dessert offering, or as a treat for girls’ night in.
As I said, the BROOKSIDE Dark Chocolate Pomegrante flavor was a favorite, and it went amazingly well with the Clos du Bois Pinot Noir. The chocolate picked up on the cherry and earthy undertones of the wine and all that lushness makes your mouth so very happy.
Another that was wonderfully good? Clos du Bois Merlot and BROOKSIDE Dark Chocolate Acai + Blueberry flavor. The merlot has a black cherry, ripe plum and spice aroma that plays fantastically with the slightly bitter chocolate and tart of the blueberry in the chocolates.
Other recommended combinations:
- Clos du Bois Rouge and BROOKSIDE Dark Chocolate Crunchy Clusters Berry Medley Flavors
- Clos du Bois Cabernet Sauvignon and BROOKSIDE dark Chocolate Goji & Raspberry Flavors
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Pairing wine and chocolate doesn’t have to be complicated, especially with these pairing suggestions. Do visit BROOKSIDE on the web for more fantastic flavor adventures.