Guittard Chocolate & Wine – Specific Pairings Make the Difference!

The pairing of wine and chocolate is a media darling.  Like clock work, you can expect the tired topic to be rolled out before every Valentine’s day.  But few wines actually pair well with chocolate, truth be told.  And those that do, well, they tend to be wines that work best as cocktails.  Or shooters.  Ripe, fruit-driven, and big, big, big.

Which is why it was so refreshing to see this new take on pairing wine and chocolates, undertaken by the gourmet chocolate company, Guittard.  With San Francisco roots that go back to the gold rush, founder Etienne Guittard continued his family’s chocolate tradition right here in the Bay area.  And given our proximity to CA wine country, perhaps the only question is why it took Guittard so long to hit upon this brilliant idea!

I send hearty congratulations to our friends at Four Graces and Roederer, two of the four wines picked by the tasting panel Guittard put together, and wines that you’ll frequently find on my own list of favorites.

Read the full story here.

Cheers!  Dave “the Wine Merchant”

Published by Dave the Wine Merchant

I've followed my passion for wine to the four corners of the world in endless pursuit of more wine knowledge and experiences. There are few things in life more enjoyable than experiencing a new culture through its wine and food. Leveraging these experiences, I curate a small portfolio of constantly evolving producers. Like an art gallery's collection, my portfolio consists of hand-crafted wines from artisanal producers that I have personally selected. My goal is to discover boutique wines that taste like they cost more than they do. Come discover your next favorite! www.DaveTheWineMerchant.com

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