Wine and Chocolate

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Are you a “chocoholic” and wonder what wine works best with it? Normally, wine and chocolate don’t mix. Chocolate has a real coating effect on the palate, with which most wines can’t compete. However, there are some exceptions. Certain “New World” Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz possess a chocolate note so they may work together. Surprisingly, old Amarone provides an interesting partner. Sweet wines tend to mesh better though. Dessert Muscat with its peachy character is actually one of the best matches. Icewine also works. Bottle and wood-aged ports do an admirable job. Even sweet bubbly stands up pretty well. Finally, non-grape wines like strawberry or raspberry can hold their own with chocolate. Enjoy! 

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