Wanda Haynes-Certified Sommelier
Chocolate and wine are both fermented culinary delights, and when paired correctly create magic. Late harvest wines have been left on the vine longer than normal and then turn sweet. These wines are generally in a 500 ML bottle instead of a full 750ML bottle.
Late harvest white wines pair well with white chocolate, blond chocolate, and ruby chocolate.
Ruby chocolate is a natural pink chocolate with an intense berry flavor.
Milk chocolate offers creamy milky goodness and can be paired with late harvest red wines like: Malbec and zinfandel.
Dark chocolate is rich and has deep earthy flavors, and red wines with low tannins make for a scrumptious pairing. Dolcetto, Beaujolais, Ganache, Pinot noir, and zinfandel are easy to find on store shelves and are low in tannins.
A sparkling Syrah also referred to as “black bubblies” is a sweet version of a Syrah, and pair with milk and dark chocolate.