Cards of Wine

Wine Pairing
Dark Chocolate

Chocolate


Dark Chocolate (55% Cocoa)

Dark chocolate pairs best with light reds like Pinot Noir.

If you prefer dessert wines, try Tawny Port.


Medium Dark Chocolate (60% Cocoa)

Medium Dark chocolate pairs best with medium reds like:

Merlot, Chianti, Tempranillo, and Rhone.


Extra Dark Chocolate (70% Cocoa)

Extra Dark chocolate pairs best with full body reds like:

Amarone, Malbec, Barolo, and Cabernet Sauvignon.


Bitter Dark Chocolate (80% Cocoa)

Bitter Dark chocolate pairs best with a fortified wine like Vintage Port.


See Also

White chocolate
Milk chocolate

Some people think it is difficult to pair chocolate with wine, because either the sweetness of the chocolate overwhelms the wine or the sweetness of the wine overwhelms the chocolate.

The trick is to pair different types of chocolate with different types of wine.


Caramel

Caramel pairs well with Italian Amarone and Malbec Riserva from Argentina (High altitide Andes)


*Champagne or Prosecco actually pairs well with all chocolate types because it offers a distinct contrast to the chocolate.

Caramel pairs well with Italian Amarone and Malbec Riserva from Argentina (High altitide Andes)