Have you ever experienced the taste of a wine and chocolate pairing party? This was my first time hosting such a fabulous event and the results were amazing. The perfect glass of J.Lohr wines are taken to a whole new level when paired with decadent Lindt EXCELLENCE chocolate bars. A level you will want to explore if you haven’t already. It’s a great, interactive party theme for a fun couples gathering or girls night in. You, your guests and your taste buds will have an extraordinary experience to remember. The flavor notes in each bottle of J.Lohr wines are carefully coupled with the pleasing essence of rich Lindt EXCELLENCE chocolate bars. With flavors such as Sea Salt, Chili or Intense Orange, your tasting will be a sensational experience. Separately the wine and the chocolate taste delicious but when carefully paired together the flavor experience will heighten your taste buds and please your palate for an unexpected burst of intensity. My favorite pairing was the Lindt EXCELLENCE Chili bar and J.Lohr South Ridge Syrah. The dark chocolate is given just a touch of heat from red chilies that sneaks up on you at the end of each bite. But when paired with J.Lohr South Ridge Syrah a blend of peppery, dark currant and berry, the spicy notes intensifies in both the wine and chocolate. A winning combination and a taste experience you and your guests will be impressed with. If you are unsure of how to host a wine and chocolate pairing party, I have included the pairings I used for my party that were a huge success. Follow the guidelines below to host your own impressive and tasteful wine and chocolate pairing party and get ready for a chocolate and wine tasting phenomenon.
To elevate the chocolate taste experience, Lindt recommends the following chocolate and wine pairings:
The Pairing Party
Each guest should have a red and white wine glass of their own for sampling the different wines. You can add cute wine charms or use Wine Glass Writer Pens
to write their names on the glasses.
Perfect pairing cards tell you about each bottle of wine and the chocolate it is paired with.
Make labels for your wine bottles to ensure each guests know what chocolate and wine go together for the ultimate chocolate and wine pairing experience. I used wood chalkboard Labels
wrote with a chalk pen to create mine.
An easy serving ideas is to purchase individually wrapped Lindt EXCELLENCE dark chocolates. Each .35 oz is the perfect size for a tasting and can be displayed pretty next to the accompanying wine it’s paired with. For your convenience there is a bag of assorted chocolates that is available and used for this party.
You can also go BIG and purchase Dark Chocolate EXCELLENCE gift box and break them up into squares before serving.
My friends had a great time sampling wine and chocolate and were impressed with the results of each pairing. They knew the drill. Pour, nibble, sip and savor the flavor of the wine and chocolate.
Thanks to my girlfriends who took the time out to come over and sip and savor the flavor at my first ever Chocolate and Wine pairing party. I can’t wait to do this again and maybe this time we will include the Husbands. Afterall, we shouldn’t keep all the fun and the flavor to ourselves. That wouldn’t be nice!
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