With the holidays quickly approaching, it’s time to gather the girlfriends together and sit down, sip some wine and laugh about all of the crazy holiday madness that is taking over our lives! When the gals get together with a bottle of wine between us, we always want to snack on something, and BROOKSIDE Chocolate provides the perfect pairing opportunities!
BROOKSIDE Chocolate is rich, dark chocolate with sweetened soft centers made with exotic fruit flavors – my favorites are the BROOKSIDE Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Flavor and BROOKSIDE Dark Chocolate Crunchy Clusters Berry Medley Flavors.
So let’s talk about pairing options with wine, shall we? Because nothing goes better with wine than chocolate…well, except for cheese – but we’ve covered that before! Now it’s time to talk about the sweets – my favorite!
Clos du Bois is a great wine brand that tastes pretty delicious with BROOKSIDE Chocolate, and is available in most wine stores or supermarkets if you’re lucky. Clos du Bois uses French wine-making techniques on their Sonoma grapes to create a range of balanced, approachable wines. That is wine-expert speak for “these are wines that EVERYONE can enjoy, not just fancy wine snobs.”
Try pairing Clos du Bois Pinot Noir and BROOKSIDE Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Flavor. I always recommend a nice Pinot Noir to people who aren’t very familiar with red wines, as it’s smooth on the tongue and isn’t usually too dry. I also like a Pinot Noir when I am just enjoying a glass of red wine in the evening with a book or my guilty pleasure…reality TV!
For those that prefer a more dry wine, the Clos du Bois Merlot pairs perfectly with the BROOKSIDE Dark Chocolate Acai & Blueberry Flavors. Merlot really needs a flavor pairing that can hold its own – I find merlot to taste best with dark chocolate, and while I hadn’t tried a merlot with Acai flavor before, it was sensational!
The BROOKSIDE Dark Chocolate Acai & Blueberry Flavors were perfect with the merlot! Now I get what all of the fuss over “Acai” is about…just don’t try to make me pronounce it correctly, okay?
While I’ve always enjoyed the delicious fruit-flavored centers of BROOKSIDE Chocolates for desserts, snacking while reading or traveling (they do come in that handy-dandy resealable package, after all!), I don’t think I ever really appreciated how well they pair with wine!
I think I’ll set up a little emergency entertaining stash of a bottle of Clos du Bois Pinot Noir and BROOKSIDE Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Flavor, along with some crackers and spread for when unexpected guests pop in this holiday season…or for those nights when I just want to treat myself!
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One lucky winner will receive a gift package including BROOKSIDE chocolates, red and white wine goblets, wine bottle caps and a winged corkscrew!
To enter, simply leave me a comment telling me which pairing you think you’d like best! This giveaway is open to US residents 21 and over and ends at midnight EST on December 7th.
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