Chocolate and Wine Tasting Party

Chocolate and Wine Tasting Party Ideas

Fall is such a nice time to enjoy gathering with friends.  This time of year most people are back on a regular schedule with work and school, and the rush of the holiday season has not quite hit.

Hosting a Chocolate and Wine Tasting Party is a fun and surprisingly easy party your friends will love!

In my experience, when you ask friends if they’d like to come over for some chocolate and wine, the only question they will ask is WHEN?

And when chocolate the star of the party you don’t need to worry about making any other dessert!  Just a few very simple appetizers and you’ll be set!

Chocolate and Wine Tasting Party

For this fun twist on a tasting party, I started with Lindt new EXCELLECNCE Dark Chocolates.

Lindt provided me with a selection of their EXCELLENCE Dark Chocolates as well as suggested wine pairings from J.Lohr.

I was really surprised how tasting the chocolate and wine together really elevated the flavors of both!

Chocolate and Wine Tasting Party

In addition to the Lindt Chocolates and J.Lohr wine, I simply prepared a platter of fresh fruit and a small cheese and cracker plate.

Certainly you could add a few more appetizers if you would like to create more of a meal.  I have a whole Pinterest board full of delicious Appetizers & Snacks where I’m sure you could find some delicious ideas.

Chocolate and Wine Tasting Party Ideas

Lindt made the chocolate and wine pairing easy on me and my guests by providing cards describing the suggested pairings.

Lindt EXCELLENCE Pineapple paired with J.Lohr Estates Riverstone Chardonnay.  This well balanced Chardonnay paired perfectly with the naturally sweet pineapple and roasted hazelnut pieces in the chocolate.  This pairing provides a delightful finish of caramel and cream.

Lindt EXCELLENCE Intense Orange paired with J.Lohr Estates Bay Mist White Riesling.  Enticing notes of lychee, pear and orange are present in this bright and luscious wine.  It’s the ideal match for the sweet citrus profile of the EXCELLENCE Intense Orange.

Lindt EXCELLENCE A Touch of Sea Salt paired with J.Lohr Estates Falcon’s Perch Pinot Noir.  The fresh ripe berries in this wine are accompanied by a touch of earth and brown sugar that compliment the sharpness of the Fleur de Sel and sweet cacao characteristics of EXCELLENCE A Touch of Sea Salt.

Lindt EXCELLENCE Chili paired with J.Lohr Estates South Ridge Syrah.  This is an elegant red wine with rich fruit aromas and flavors.  Paired with sweet dark chocolate perfumed with premium red chili, this pairing create a spicy warmth that bursts onto the palate.

Lindt EXCELLENCE 70% Cocoa paired with J.Lohr Estates Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon.  The wine’s ripe aromas of blueberry and black plum match perfectly with the rich notes found in EXCELLENCE 70% Cocoa.

Each guest had their own favorite combination… and it was amazing to notice the different flavors that the chocolate and wine brought out in each other.

My favorite pairing was the light and fruity combo of Lindt EXCELLECNE Pineapple paired with the Chardonnay.

Chocolate and Wine Tasting Party Ideas

 

Chocolate and Wine Tasting Party Ideas

Lindt Chocolate wants to encourage you to host your own Chocolate and Wine Tasting Party!

Lindt has prepared a beautiful selection of EXCELLENCE Dark Chocolates for one lucky Glorious Treats reader to share with their friends (or keep for yourself… I wont tell!).

To win-  (Giveaway Closed)

Simply leave a comment below telling me, what’s your favorite flavor of chocolate?

 

Lindt Chocolate Giveaway

Giveaway details – Giveaway sponsored by Lindt Chocolates.  Giveaway open to U.S. residents 18 years old and older.  One comment per person.  Giveaway ends Sunday, September 21st at 9pm Pacific.  Comments must be left on this blog post.  If you are reading this post in an e-mail, click on the blog post title to view this post on-line.

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Winner #34 Sherill

Disclosure – I was provided products and/or payment in exchange for my time to create this post.  I only share products on my blog that I use and love.  All images, text and opinions are my own.

124 comments

  1. Love several flavors but my favorite would be sea salt! Love sweet and salty!

  2. I love Mexican chocolate. Cinnamon, chiles, and chocolate!

  3. Anything dark, Sea salt and orange are my absolute favorite!

  4. I love dark chocolate, white chocolate, chocolate with almonds or hazelnut…

  5. Dark chocolate with a touch of sea salt

  6. I love dark chocolate with sea salt. Love the flavor of salty and sweet together!

  7. Dark Chocolate is the best. I would love to try the rest of these flavors!

  8. I love all chocolate but especially orange and dark chocolate.

  9. Dark chocolate!

  10. Chocolate with a touch of sea salt

  11. Love the combination of Orange and Chocolate!!

  12. Caramel with sea salt!

  13. Any chocolate with almonds. My favorite!

  14. I consider chocolate to be its own food group. So many different varieties, so many different ways to have it, so much to love. Recently a friend made brownies with chili and they were really good. However, my favorite comes from my childhood and my mother: dark chocolate with orange.

  15. i LOVE the sea salt dark chocolate, but any kind will do for me :))

  16. I love mint chocolate. Thanks!

  17. What a fun party! I know I wouldn’t turn down an invitation like that. My favorite chocolate is milk chocolate.

  18. I actually really love white chocolate, but if I have to choose a real chocolate I like chocolate with sea salt and caramel.

  19. the intense orange chocolate is tied with their dark chocolate and sea salt/caramel

  20. milk chocolate with caramel or peanut butter!

  21. I love plain milk chocolate

  22. Dark Chocolate with a touch of sea salt,

  23. I love REALLY DARK chocolate, along with caramel filled milk chocolate

  24. Dark, dark chocolate!

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