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What are the best wines to pair with your Easter chocolate?

What are the best wines to pair with your Easter chocolate?

Ian Chaddock

BY Ian Chaddock

27th Mar 2024 Food Heroes

1 min read

With Easter just around the corner, why not treat yourself to both some Easter chocolate and some delicious, paired wine? Here's how to pair them, according to a wine expert 
Easter is a time of indulgence, and what better way to celebrate than with a delectable selection of chocolates perfectly paired with exquisite wines? As we delve into the world of chocolate delights, spanning from the velvety richness of dark chocolate to the sweet tang of orange-infused treats, Barefoot Winemaker Jennifer Wall invites you on a journey of flavour exploration. With her expert guidance, these pairings promise to elevate your Easter experience to new heights of enjoyment.

Dark chocolate (70 per cent cocoa and above)

Wine pairing: Merlot

Indulge in the deep, intense flavours of dark chocolate with a glass of Merlot.
The soft and fruit-forward characteristics of Merlot beautifully complement the rich and complex notes of dark chocolate, creating a luxurious and harmonious pairing that will tantalise your taste buds and leave you craving for more.
Glass of red wine and blocks of chocolate

Bittersweet chocolate (50-69 per cent cocoa)

Wine pairing: Cabernet Sauvignon

For those who appreciate the bold bitterness of bittersweet chocolate, Cabernet Sauvignon is the perfect match.
"Robust tannins and fruity undertones of Cabernet Sauvignon balance out the bitterness of chocolate"
The robust tannins and fruity undertones of Cabernet Sauvignon balance out the bitterness of the chocolate, resulting in a delightful contrast that enhances the overall tasting experience. Prepare to be captivated by the depth and complexity of this pairing.

Milk chocolate

Wine pairing: Moscato

Experience pure bliss with the delightful combination of Moscato and milk chocolate.
The light and sweet characteristics of Moscato enhance the smooth and creamy notes of milk chocolate, creating a heavenly pairing that is both easy to enjoy and utterly satisfying. Treat yourself to a moment of indulgence with this irresistible duo.
Different kinds of chocolate

White chocolate

Wine pairing: Buttery Chardonnay

Savour the luxurious pairing of Buttery Chardonnay and white chocolate.
"The creamy and buttery texture of Chardonnay perfectly complements sweet white chocolate"
The creamy and buttery texture of Chardonnay perfectly complements the sweet and delicate flavours of white chocolate, creating a velvety smooth pairing that is sure to delight your senses. Allow yourself to be transported to a world of pure indulgence with this decadent combination.

Salted caramel chocolate

Wine pairing: Merlot

Embrace the perfect balance of sweet and savoury with the pairing of Merlot and salted caramel chocolate.
The soft and fruit-forward nature of Merlot harmonises beautifully with the sweet and savoury notes of salted caramel chocolate, creating a delightful symphony of flavours that will leave you craving for more. Prepare to be enchanted by this exquisite pairing.
People holding up glasses of wine to cheers

Orange-infused chocolate

Wine pairing: Pinot Grigio

Refresh your palate with the vibrant pairing of Pinot Grigio and orange-infused chocolate.
"A refreshing and harmonious pairing that is perfect for Easter indulgence"
The crisp citrusy notes of Pinot Grigio complement the zesty and vibrant flavours of orange-infused chocolate, resulting in a refreshing and harmonious pairing that is perfect for Easter indulgence. Experience this delightful duo's bright and lively flavours as you celebrate the joy of the season.
With these thoughtful pairings, your Easter celebration is sure to be a memorable and indulgent experience, creating lasting impressions on your guests and elevating the joy of the season. Embrace the art of flavour harmony and treat yourself to the ultimate Easter indulgence with Barefoot Wine's expertly curated pairings. Cheers to a chocolate-filled Easter celebration!
Banner photo: White chocolate paired with a buttery Chardonnay by Barefoot Wines. Credit: Barefoot Wine
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