When it comes to the month of love, chocolate undoubtedly comes to mind. Chocolate and wine have always made the perfect pair, perhaps because the production process of chocolate and wine are extraordinarily similar – wine and cocoa beans are fermented with the same type of yeast. Whether you’re sending a heart-shaped chocolate box or any other type of chocolate assortment, this guide will help you pair the perfect San Antonio Winery wine with your chocolatey Valentine’s Day gifts!
Milk chocolate appeals to nearly everyone. The creaminess of milk chocolate adds a little additional fat, which helps it work well with more wines than dark chocolate. Pair milk chocolates with Stella Rosa Rosso!
White chocolate is technically not chocolate since it isn’t made from cocoa. Nonetheless, that doesn’t stop the sweet tooth from enjoying it! Pair white chocolate with Maddalena Muscat Canelli.
Dark chocolate should have at least 35% cocoa solids. There are other types that have as much as 99% cocoa, which is very bitter. For the health-conscious, dark chocolate is the most healthy of all. Try pairing dark chocolate with Maddalena Zinfandel.
Caramel chocolate presents the perfect concord of sweet, bitter, salty, and fat. The caramel adds a sweet type of salinity. Try a piece of caramel chocolate with Stella Rosa Imperiale Brachetto.
Peanut butter chocolate are very popular. The wine accentuates the nutty flavors, making it a real treat. Try peanut butter chocolates with Stella Rosa Black.
Enjoy these perfect chocolate and wine pairings with your sweetheart this Valentines, or any other day of the year! Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at San Antonio Winery!
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