Great Pairings with ChocolatePosted by February 19, 2016
Even though I write on nutrition and food in my blog, I still consider wine as an integral part of enjoying good food. Those polyphenols from red wine are filled with antioxidants. Cooking with wine adds a dimension to dishes of course and pairing it with foods can be a perfect tango.
I chose wine with chocolate even though chocolate usually works well with coffee and found that a Cabernet mix with some Merlot, dry but light and fruity can compliment chocolate greater than 72% cocoa. In this blog I feature a red Bordeaux from a house that I have become a fan of, Les Portes de Bordeaux and one of my favorite picks for chocolate, Green & Black organic 85%.
Red wine contains Resveratrol an antioxidant found in vine plants, including grape skins of Malbec and Pinot Noir. Chocolate contains polyphenols. So a polyphenol pairing of chocolate and wine can have a healthy benefit!
In the previous blog, I used this chocolate in the bark. Super smooth with a great hint of sweetness, this chocolate with low dietary sugar matches this wine perfectly.