Does Chocolate Go With Red Wine?

Does Chocolate Go With Red Wine?

Milk chocolate and dark chocolate can be paired with red wine, but it is recommended that the wine be sweet rather than dry. Very sweet chocolate is best paired with port, Madiera or other dessert wines, while semi-sweet chocolate is best paired with a sparkling red wine like Brachetto d'Acqui.

Some sommeliers also recommend pairing fruity red wine with chocolate, as the acidic tang of the fruit helps to bring out the richness of the chocolate. A good rule is to match the qualities of the chocolate to the qualities of the wine, pairing sweet, thick wines with sweet, rich chocolate, and more bitter, dry wines with bittersweet chocolate.