Delectable Dessert + Wine Pairings
If you are looking for something special to do with your galentine or sweetheart this Valentine's Day, think Wine & Dessert – two things that sum up your delectable thirst. Dessert and wine are satisfying on so many different levels! Some combinations work better than others and although experimenting is always fun, we have some flavorful combinations. Here’s how you can get the right blend of your favorite wine and dessert recipes regardless of the occasion.
Red Velvet Cake + Prosecco
Ahhh - Red Velvet Cake, the quintessential Valentine's Day dessert. And, if you are searching for a match made in heaven just add some Prosecco. This moist yet rich chocolatey cake works great with some bubbly to cut the richness.
Chocolate Pie + Ruby Fort
Pair up Ruby Port, the freshest fortified wine with a mouthful slice of the well-loved chocolate pie and you’ll have a deadly combo. The red berry flavors of Ruby Port complements well with the chocolaty blend of the pie.
Dark Chocolate Truffles + Cabernet Sauvignon
There’s no better way than to indulge the bold taste of Cabernet Sauvignon's red wine than with an equally bold, slightly bitter dark chocolate truffle. Both dark chocolate and Cabernet Sauvignon are high in antioxidents so you can even feel good about this pairing. Nibble the richness of this delectable bite while taking a good sip of Cabernet Sauvignon for a fine, heart-friendly, savory night!
Stilton Cheese with Walnuts + Ruby Port
These two are just the right tease. This cheese is a mix of sweet, complex and nutty, combined with walnuts and then paired with silky, smooth texture of the a Ruby Port is worth a try. It presents well and if chocolate is not your thing, then this is a go to pairing. Don’t forget to put this on your party tables!
Panna Cotta + Orange Muscat
Panna Cotta is best paired with a white grape variety known as the Orange Muscat. While this wine may not ring a lot of bells, Orange Muscat comes as the ideal match for this refreshing dessert. The balance resulting from the aromatic sweetness of the wine along with the sourness of the Panna Cotta is an A+ choice.
Raspberry Jam Bomboloni + Brachetto d' Acqui
This charming duo will definitely light your fire. Packed with fruit jam-filled donuts plus an effervescent sizzling wine – it’s a sheer palatable food trip. You won’t regret it!
Whatever you choose to do this Valentine's Day, be sure to end your culinary experience with one of these delicious dessert and wine pairing.
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