How to properly pair wine with chocolate this season

Nov 6 2018, 3:59 am

If you’ve ever felt weird about pairing chocolate with wine, we are here to officially defend and justify your choices: You were right all along, and everyone should know it. Forever.

We are prepared to argue that chocolate and wine are a better combo than chips and beer, wings and beer — even wine and cheese (we went there). Similar properties found in chocolate and wine mean they can have an affinity to each other, so when you pair the right wine with its perfect chocolate partner, the taste is sheer bliss.

But finding a pairing that works for you can take a lot of trial and error, and ain’t nobody got time for that. So we went straight to the experts to find out which combos will change your life.

Ruffino wines and Ferrero Golden Gallery have expertly selected the most indulgent and delicious pairings, available in an easy-to-use pairing guide that will make your next holiday celebration a hit.

Here are three pairings to get you started.

The Snowflake Waltz

What you need: Ruffino Prosecco (1 bottle), Ferrero Manderly® and Ferrero Tenderly Biancoretti (as much as you desire).

Looking for a pairing that will leave you feeling lighter than air? This is it. The Ferrero Manderly®, with its super light, crispy wafer and smooth hazelnut filling, intertwines delicately with the effervescent, crisp finish of Ruffino Prosecco.

And as an equally delicious pairing, the Ferrero Tenderly Biancoretti boasts a crunchy almond filling surrounded by a fine layer of white chocolate. Making it the perfect complement for the sweet almond notes of Ruffino Prosecco.

The Midnight Stargazer

What you need: Ruffino Chianti (1 bottle), Ferrero Delicius (as much as you desire).

If you want a little more depth, switch it up with a red wine that will make you feel warm inside on cold winter nights. Paired with Ferrero Delicius, the dark chocolate and bold Chianti pairing is both intense and complex, and altogether delicious.

The Snowy Sunrise

What you need: Ruffino Lumina (1 bottle), Ferrero Tenderly Torroncino (as much as you need).

You know the feeling you get when you finally see the sun break through an overcast sky after weeks of darkness? This tastes how that feels. Ruffino Lumina Pinot Grigio offers fresh and complex notes with hints of lemon peel and meadow flowers. Couple this with Ferrero Tenderly Torroncino’s combination of creamy milk chocolate, hazelnut, and a subtle hint of citrus, for the most vibrant tasting experience. (Thank us later.)

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