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Chocolate Wine? Wine Not?!

Imagine my surprise when I stumbled upon this beauty in my local wine shop. I had heard of the Chocolate wine but not dared try it. This week on #WineDownLIVE I braved the unknown and to my surprise— this wine was a WIN! 

The chocolate flavor is just strong enough to make it sweet but not so strong you lose the grape taste and feel of this red blend.

On a scale of 1-10 I rated this delectable varietal a 9!

It was tasty and not as sweet as sounds, making it the perfect after dinner treat for any wine lover. This one you’ve got to pick up because I was thoroughly impressed with this varietal and will definitely be picking it up again! 

Label: Rapidan River Chocolate Wine

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The Hit List: A simple guide for National Chocolate Day & Wine

On National Chocolate day it's only right that we pay tribute and toast not only to Chocolate girls but to the decadence that is Cocoa! When pairing chocolate with wine you want to make sure that the chocolate is not sweeter than your wine so that the wine won't taste bitter. Today is also a good excuse to buy the GOOD chocolate (which pairs better with wine than a cheap chocolate candy any day).

Here's a list of wines that you can't go wrong pairing with your favorite chocolate treat.

White Chocolate pairs with: Moscato, Chardonnay, Sherry

Milk Chocolate pairs with: Merlot, Pinot Noir, Riesling

Dark Chocolate pairs with: Cabernet Sauvignon, Port, Zinfandel

Bittersweet Chocolate pairs with: Malbec, Shiraz, Bordeaux

Follow this simple guide to get the most out National Chocolate Day! Do you have any favorite chocolate and wine pairings? Share them in the comments below so that we can indulge in some of your favorites too!