When it comes to coordinating a wine tasting, don’t forget the chocolate.
My first experience with chocolate and wine made my life. I recall that the wine I was drinking had those down earth flavors that I do so love. Pairing it with pickles, meats, and cheeses was quite unimpressive. This has almost always been the case. I keep trying.
I decided to include chocolate with this particular tasting. When I took a bite of dark chocolate, the wine opened up. I thought I was eating cherries. I was amazed by the transformation. Now, whenever I decide to try out a bottle – I include chocolate.
On April 23, I attended The Brandy Bunch Vol. 2 tasting after selecting the Brandy Tasting box at Flaviar. I hadn’t the slightest idea what the tasting would entail and I knew nothing about Brandy, so I had to treat it like a bottle of wine.
I wanted to keep it simple this time around, so I went with the basics:
The tasting was a blast! I learned about the origins of Brandy and how to interpret the flavor profile. I was disappointed about the way it responded to my dinner selection, I thought, “What the hey? It should really open up!”
Frustrated, I navigated to my freezer and pulled out a Heath Klondike bar.
My tasting buddies waited in excitement as they saw that I was busting out the chocolate.
The results were magnificent! Don’t forget the chocolate.*
*Try a variety: dark, milk – etc..
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