With Valentine's Day fast approaching, many people are rushing to find the right presents for their loved ones. Gifts for this holiday can be especially tricky since you want to find one that will best express your feelings toward your significant other. If you're newly dating, you want to impress your partner. On the other hand, if you've been married for several years, you want to continue showing your partner that you're making an effort. Where does that leave you? Wines and chocolates, of course! Some say they might be considered cliché, but they can be the perfect representation of your overwhelming sentiment and love.
Check out below the best wine and chocolate pairings you could choose from to make your Valentine a sweet, intimate, and memorable celebration.
Nutty And Fruity Chocolate
If your special someone fancies raspberry-filled or peanut butter-flavored chocolates, an elegant bottle of white wine is the way to go. These wines are light and sweet, and their crisp complements the texture of nutty chocolate. They also have citrusy flavors and aromatic hints of fresh flowers. Not sure which white wine to get? You'll never go wrong with a bottle of Chardonnay or Riesling!
Dark chocolates have higher cacao concentrations, lending them a more bittersweet taste. Grab a bottle of lighter-bodied wines like our Pinot Noir orCabernet Sauvignon to balance the intensity! Red wines mainly mix well with dark chocolate with berry filling because it enhances berry notes while balancing the textures. If you are looking for a cider option, Cellar Beast Winehouse's Santana Cider is your best choice! It is tart and zippy with lovely citrus blossom notes. Bonus tip: Pinot Noir is also great for chocolate truffles!
Milk Or White Chocolate
Milk chocolates are classic, light, and sweet. What better to pair with it than a classic bubbly wine? Cellar Beast Winehouse offers a flavorsome Rosé made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Grenache, and Cabernet Franc. It has complex aromas of stone fruit, Herbes de Provence, and green pepper zest, creating a luscious palate with a delicate balance of bold and delicate attributes! Ports are also great to emphasize the sweetness in white chocolates, especially those infused with caramel or toffee.
For more wine pairing ideas, visit Cellar Beast Winehouse! We're hosting our Friday Night Flights event every week until March, with wine and chocolate pairings being our theme for Valentine's Day. Try out different wines and chocolate flavors for yourself to know which one is the best gift this Valentine's Day!