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Wine, Chocolate and Fudge
Wine, Chocolate and Fudge

The holidays are here! It’s time to treat ourselves to delicious tastes. How about some wine, chocolate and fudge?!! YUM!!!

When chocolate and fudge are already YUMMY, can they be even YUMMIER when paired with the right wines? YES!

A few weeks ago, I led a wonderful wine and FUDGE tasting for Julie Kalua of Julie K Photo. Julie introduced us to amazing Black Canyon Fudge from Emmett, Idaho. The fudge was incredible and got even better when perfectly paired with wine. Pumpkin fudge, for example, paired stunningly well with Chardonnay. To see our other fudge pairings, along with Julie’s photographs of the event, please check out Julie’s blog post entitled “So Amazing”. Thanks, Julie, for capturing the fun and magic of the tasting.

Please check out Julie’s wonderful photography and follow her on Twitter and Facebook. If you’re in the Bay Area and would like to work with a great photographer, please contact Julie.

On the CHOCOLATE front, Kimberly Houston, a wonderful WineShop At Home consultant in North Carolina, wrote a great blog article on pairing chocolate and wine. In her article, Kimberly highlights two key points:

  1. Pick a youthful, fruity red wine. Avoid mature reds that have more spice and earth notes.
  2. Look for a chocolate that has 60% cacao or more, and 13/13.5 grams of sugar or less, and you’ll be good to go.

Kimberly’s blog, Wine and Walnuts, is about eating, drinking, cooking and reading in the not-so-Deep South. Kimberly is also on Twitter and Facebook.

If you’re in North Carolina, please get in touch with Kimberly to set up an in-home wine tasting. If you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area, please call me to arrange a tasting. In-home wine tastings are a ton of fun, and Kimberly and I would love to lead one for you.

Please tell us about your wine, chocolate and fudge pairing experiences. I’m looking forward to trying your recommendations.

Cheers and Happy Holidays!

As an independent wine consultant with WineShop At Home, I absolutely enjoy bringing a taste of the Napa wine country home to you one sip at a time. Whether you simply love to drink wine, seek a special personalized wine gift, or are in search of a new wine jobs opportunity as a wine consultant, feel free to contact me for a truly unique wine tasting experience!

Cheers, Betty Kaufman
WineShop At Home

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  1. Thank you for sharing great resource on these (my favorite) delicious subjects: chocolate and wine! Pairing party sounds like lots of fun! 🙂
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  2. Great photos & absolutely wonderful descriptions. I have tasted wines before but the combo with those fudges sounds phenomenal & like a whole new experience!

  3. Chocolate and red wine ir port. I had a Carignane with Fudge and also did a Pinot Noir with fudge. I think sweets like these really speak to holidays. Probably why we tend to indulge more at this time of the year. Great photos I am off to click on other links to get some fudge and more

  4. YUM… that’s the only word to describe chocolate & wine. I will definitely check out Kimberly’s blog on pairing chocolate with wines, thank you for sharing.

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