If it’s Wednesday, it must be time for a piece of really good chocolate and a glass of our favorite moscato. Or is that Thursday? Ok, any day will do when it comes to our choice for best “go-to” food and wine.
Wine expert Stacy Slinkard of About.com knows a thing or two about chocolate and wine. There are subtle differences in taste that make the pairing of wines and chocolate a culinary art form. Like fine wine, chocolates run the gamut from sweet and semi-sweet to mellow, smooth, bodacious and downright bitter.
To some, it may seem like an odd pairing. To others, like us, chasing down a tasty chunk of white chocolate with a semi-sweet, semi-sparkling MIA ROSA Moscato sounds like the ultimate in decadent luxury. There may even be some health benefits, which only add to the guilt-free experience.
White chocolate and moscato work well because, as told by wine bloggerr Vic Poulos via The Dark Chocolate Bakery: “White chocolates are generally lighter and more buttery in their flavoring. This makes white chocolate an ideal match for a sherry or a moscato. A moscato offers nice, subtle sweet bubbles. An orange muscat can also be fun to try with white chocolate. These wines will pick up the creaminess of the chocolates and the orange muscat in particular will pick up fruit tones.”
If nothing else, these ideas for mixing chocolate and wine present a multitude of choices. A little variety is always a good thing.
And ultimately, you decide what’s best!