Wine and Chocolate Pairings Tested (Video)

Join sommelier, Madeline Puckette, as she attempts to make one of the most challenging wine pairings work. If you love wine and chocolate, you’ll want to see this.

Wine and Chocolate Pairings Tested

Madeline Puckette discovers an unlikely wine and chocolate pairing!

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Port and Dark Chocolate Truffle Pairing

Ruby Port and Chocolate Truffles

This is a classic pairing, and highly recommended!

When you pair the dark chocolate truffles with the ruby port, they actually start to create a new taste together on your palate. It’s really amazing to taste, because it changes into this creamy chocolate-raspberry flavor in your mouth.

White Chocolate and New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc Pairing

New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and White Chocolate

This is an off-the-wall pairing and it blew my mind!

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New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs these days often have notes of passion fruit in their taste profiles. So, we took this idea and paired a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with white chocolate to see what would happen. It was unbelievable! The wine and white chocolate together created a flavor not dissimilar to passion fruit ice cream. Highly recommended, again.


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About Madeline Puckette

James Beard Award-winning author and Wine Communicator of the Year. I co-founded Wine Folly to help people learn about wine. @WineFolly