What Wine Goes With That Stocking Stuffer?

’Tis the season to be jolly… and to celebrate with good food, good wine and good friends.

Hey, if it weren’t for this time of the year, Weight Watchers would go out of business. So, in the interest of full employment at weight control centers across the country, do your part this month by celebrating in style. You have all of 2012 to work off those extra pounds.

With that in mind, Swiss chocolatier Lindt has embarked on a campaign to inform the public about wine-pairing possibilities with its fine chocolates — which, in bar form, just happen to make excellent stocking stuffers. I’m just sayin’…

  • With its Excellence 70% Cocoa, Lindt recommends Shiraz.
  • With its Excellence 85% Cocoa, Lindt recommends Zinfandel (red, not white).
  • With its Excellence Touch of Sea Salt, Lindt recommends a sweet Riesling.
  • With its Excellence Chili, Lindt recommends Port.

We’re not so sure about the Riesling pairing, but as the Lindt marketing material notes, “The ideal combination is obtained when the taste notes harmonize and create an exciting new synergy.”

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Do you have a favorite wine-and-chocolate combination? Tell us about it in the Comments box below.

Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes, Wine Tips
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