October 1, 2014–Last month, we began a new collaboration with Hedonist Artisan Chocolates of Rochester, NY. Chocolatier Jennifer Posey is an expert in wine & chocolate pairing, and was excited to take on the task of pairing Silver Thread wines with her chocolates. People usually think of chocolates paired with sweet wines or rich, heavy wines–neither of which we make at Silver Thread. But Jenny’s savory chocolates, flavored and spiced with ingredients like rosemary, curry and espresso, are proving to be a perfect match!
We introduced the Wine & Chocolate pairing flight last month and it has been wildly popular. Here is the flight:
- Toffee Almond Milk Chocolate paired with Chardonnay
- Rosemary Salt Cranberry Walnut Dark Chocolate paired with Dry Riesling
- Coconut Curry White Chocolate paired with Gewurztraminer
- Cranberry Espresso Bittersweet Chocolate paired with Blackbird Red Wine
Even though chocolates are technically a dessert, these savory versions mimic a main course. The tasting provides a chance to see how these wines pair with food, which is exactly how we hope you enjoy them at home.
The Wine & Chocolate Tasting Flight is available for $8 whenever our tasting room is open. 5 oz. packets of the custom-made chocolates are available for $10 each.