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The Chocolate Experience Drink Pairings

by Ashley Cooper May 04, 2021

The Chocolate Experience Drink Pairings-Maui Kuʻia Estate Chocolate


Recommended Maui Chocolate and Drink Pairings

*Always choose a beverage that is served at room temperature or slightly warmer (i.e. coffee)
*Always sip then take a bite, or take a bite then sip; follow the taste with the pairing.

WINE & CHOCOLATE PAIRING GUIDELINES

  • Low to very low acid wines
  • Low to very low tannin wines
  • PLUSH, SOFT & FRUIT FORWARD wines recommended
  • RED WINES BETTER SUITED VS WHITE, ROSÉ OR MOST SPARKLING WINES
  • NOT IDEAL: Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Carbernet Sauvignon and Nebbiolo are generally not ideal to pair with chocolate due to their acid and/or tannin structure.

IDEAL RED WINES

  • Zinfandel
  • Zinfandel-based blends
  • Corvina & Valpolicella blends (i.e. Amarone)
  • Merlot & Vintage Bordeaux blends
  • Gamay (Beaujolais)
  • Lambrusco (sparking semi sweet red wine from Italy)

FORTIFIED

  • Tawny Port (Colheita, 10 or 20 yr)
  • Reserve/LBV/Vintage Port
  • Ruby Port
  • Sherry: Pedro Ximenez
  • Madeira: Bual/Malmsey
  • Brandy

BEER

  • Porter
  • Stout
  • Oatmeal Stout

TEQUILA

  • Silver
  • Reposado



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