WHY CHOCOLATE MAKES YOU FEEL ROMANTIC?
After eating a chocolate there is actually a chemical in it that makes you feel the same way you felt when you got your first crush. That’s the same chemical that your body makes. People always say that chocolate is an aphrodisiac or the love candy. There really is some truth in that. Maybe that’s why romance writers love chocolate.
HOW TO TASTE CHOCOLATE AND WINE
Take a sip of wine first and roll it around on your tongue. Then take a bit of chocolate and let it go through your mouth slowly melting. Then take another sip of wine. You’ll notice a totally different taste in the wine. Chocolate will bring out the finest qualities of the wine and diminishes any imperfections. Just like two people in love. They complement each other. They’re just made for each other.
LEARNING THE BASICS OF COMBINING WINE AND CHOCOLATE
One key to combining wine and chocolate– the lighter the chocolate, the lighter the wine. Then again, every rule has a counter-rule: Champagne and sparkling wine go with anything – dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate. You just want to make sure with the whiter chocolate, you want a drier, fruitier Champagne. A dark truffle can go with sparkling wine but also with a nice berry flavored Merlot. And Port with a dark chocolate is the best. It’s pure. You taste nothing else but the chocolate and the tingling on your tongue. The sweet-sour counter-action works great. It’s enough to satisfy the craving that you’ve got. A Kirsh or raspberry truffle goes well with Cabernet Sauvignon or Port. A Dark Truffle goes well with Merlot. The nuttier truffles go well with a Spanish Sherry.
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