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February 17, 2018

Just after the runaway results of final year’s wine and chocolate tasting we brought it back for 2018, once again with our fantastic buddy and Birmingham’s extremely personal Willy Wonka, Neil of Kneals Chocolates.

Reading up on the web attempting to match wines with just chocolate is somewhat of a minefield, every thing is genuinely geared towards chocolate in dessert type and the topic divides opinions on what operates most effective if at all.

With yet another complete home, we went with an array of wines to show a plethora of chocolate and wine matching solutions, and with insights from final years tasting we produced a couple of tweaks in the type of a new chocolate and 3 new wines hitting the cocoa bean firmly on the head.

The wines and their accompanying chocolates . . . 

(Chocolates major left to suitable 1 – four, bottom left to suitable five -eight)

1. Durello Brut Spumante

White chocolate with a raspberry crumb.

two. Gardet Brut Reserve Champagne N.V.

A white chocolate vanilla truffle with a milk chocolate and vanilla ganache.

three. Want Bone Shiraz/Grenache, 2016

A 66.eight% Brazilian dark chocolate, this delivers hints of tropical fruits

four. Los Haroldos Malbec Roble, 2015

70% Cuban Dark Chocolate 

five. Moscato d’Asti Alasia, 2016
A peach melba white chocolate with a peach and raspberry ganache.

six. Kopke 10yr Tawny Port

Sea salt caramel. Milk chocolate with a soft sea salt caramel.

7. Henriques &amp Henriques Complete Wealthy Madeira

41% milk chocolate, topped with cocoa nibs.

eight. Barbadillo Pedro Ximenez (PX) Sherry

A dark chocolate (70%) soft caramel with a extremely modest quantity of sea salt.