Mohonk Wine and Chocolate

October 24, 2011

Saturday at 5pm was the perfect experience. Sixty soignee friends of chocolate came to my presentation talking about wine and chocolate pairing. We tasted five chocolates and 5 wines. The answer??

Everyone’s palate is different, there is not a matter of right or wrong only a preference to find the chocolate and wine that you like. It’s exploratory

However white wines are not a great match. Champagne does best when paired with fruit and chocolate to bridge the two tastes together as the strong acid backbone of champagne overwhelms the tannins and sugars in chocolate. 

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