There's nothing more romantic than wine and chocolate — as long as the pairing is right. Here are some useful suggestions from an expert in the field.
In this video, Madeline Puckette, sommelier and founder of Wine Folly, shares her picks for great chocolate and wine pairings. For basic chocolates, especially the dark stuff, Puckette suggests a nice, sweet port. For chocolate cakes, cupcakes and the like, reach for a bottle of shiraz. And if you're more of a white chocolate fan — which isn't really chocolate, but still — a dry sauvignon blanc will elevate the vanilla flavouring of the white chocolate to an irresistible fruitiness.
Chocolate and Wine Pairings [YouTube]