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The real wine to drink with chocolate is…chocolate wine! Really?

on 21/02/12 at 12:20 pm


Suddenly, chocolate-wine lovers (and they are legion) have more than a dozen to choose from, says Wine Adviser columnist Paul Gregutt.

…Over the years I’ve launched a few broadsides at the flawed notion that cabernets or other dry red wines pair well with chocolate. I’ve suggested that sweet reds, especially tawny ports, can do the trick, though neither side (port nor chocolate) benefits from the presence of the other. Sweet sherry can work, and even a good Champagne. Last year I brought up the idea that amaro — a type of Italian digestif — was actually the best match I’d yet found, and it was. Until now. Here is the ultimate answer to the question of what wine to drink with chocolate: Chocolate wine!


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