5 wine and chocolate pairings that can't miss.By Susie Norris
Chocolate and wine offer flavors of faraway worlds -- either cacao's fragrant rainforests or the grape's pastoral vineyards. But when it comes to paired tastings, chocolate has always played second fiddle to wine.
That's starting to change. "As recently as five years ago, most people only paired chocolate with port," says award-winning chocolatier Norman Love, who conducts chocolate and wine tasting classes in his Florida factory. "Now, there are no rules."
Finally, fine chocolate is standing up to the classic character of fine red wine, and tasters are realizing how sophisticated the perfect pairings can be.
It makes sense that these two would be complementary, even though they're rarely served together. Both flavors inspire rhapsodic followings. Both fruits contain high levels of flavanols, the nutrients that assist cardiovascular flow and healthy hearts. While they differ in texture and mythology,Read More »from Double Your Indulgence -- Wine and Chocolate