Wine and chocolate pairing proposed to you by Delices and Gourmandises

Wine and chocolate are both irresistible feasts for fine gourmet product lovers. Here are some advices proposed to you by Delices and Gourmandises to help you know how to pair wine and chocolate together in order to finish a great meal.

The basic principles

truffles Delices GourmandisesIt is absolutely possible to combine wine and chocolate together as long as you respect some basic rules and principles. The idea is to try to either valorize each product’s gustative touch in order to have a perfect combination or, as opposed to that, stimulate your palate by bringing out the contrast of power and softness between them.

First of all, you have to choose good products. That being said, quality is the most important factor. You can easily find such products at Delices and Gourmandises.

Next, you have to remember that your choice of wine is determined by the kind of chocolate you intend to use. As a matter of fact, the taste of a chocolate depends on its cocoa content. Therefore, the pairing will be determined depending on what kind of chocolate you are serving for it could be dark, white or milky.

Delices and Gourmandises advices

A great wine and chocolate pairing will be essentially determined by a well-balanced tannin of the two. Black chocolates which have a really high cocoa content (more than 75%) go well with red wines like the Maury or the Banylus. Smooth wines such as the Monbazillac also have a very enjoyable sweet and fruity taste. White and milky chocolates fit better with dry or fresh white wines.

Wine and chocolate Delices and Gourmandises

Now that you have acquired the basic knowledge about wine and chocolate pairing, you can start going through Delices and Gourmandises catalog to discover great wines from all kinds of horizons.

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