Rule for dessert + wine pairing: the wine should be sweeter or it will taste sour.
White chocolate doesn't contain cocoa powder, but only cocoa butter blended with milk and sugar. That's why many argue this is not real chocolate.
White chocolate pairs with white wines because of the absence of the overwhelming cocoa powder.
This creamy chocolate will bring out the aromas of fruit and flowers.
White chocolate tends to be rich and oily because of the high content of cocoa butter, so try it with acidic and sparkling wines that cut through the fat.
Sauternes forwards citrus, berries and honey.
Sauvignon Blanc forwards citrus and creaminess.
Bracchetto d' Aqui forwards creamy raspberry and flowers.
Riesling Eiswein (Icewine) forwards pineapple, lemon and candied oranges.
Chocolate and wine is a match made in heaven!
Rule of thumb: white wine complements white or milk chocolate. Red wine complements dark chocolate. Fortified wine complements all.
The trick is to pair different types of chocolate with different types of wine to exploit the unique flavors.
Match the sweetness! Intense sweet chocolate matches intense sweet wine. Non- sweet, semi sweet or sea salt chocolate pairs with dry wine.
The wrong wine will taste bitter, sour or flabby.
Match the intensity! Consider the style and weight. A full body red wine needs ekstra dark cocoa to create a balance.
Red wines should have smooth tannins to create the silky effect. Remember that chocolate contains tannins too and that the darker has the highest percentage.
chilli chocolate tricks your perception and makes the wine taste very alcoholic.
Champagne and Sparkling wines match many types of chocolate.
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Food and wine pairing is highly dependent on both the taste components in the food and the taste components in the wine.
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