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Chocolate and Dry Red Wine - Yuck

Wine Police Part III: Chocolate & Dry Red Wine – Yuck

After yesterday’s post about whether chocolate is actually IN wine, we follow up with our taste test of wine AND chocolate. Hint: YUCK. Among the heinous acts perpetrated by humans, pairing dry red wine with chocolate doesn’t even rank. But, in the context of the tiny crimes that wine drinkers commit daily – like pouring [...]

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Does Wine Really Have Chocolate In It?

Letter to Avalon: “Dear Northwest Wine, Hello. My name is Marc.  I have a question.  While reading the review for The Owen Roe 1973 Block Red Willow Cabernet Sauvignon, the writer says,”Rich components of dark chocolate, anise, vanilla, and sarsaparilla come together in a uniquely elegant and refined texture” as well as many other flavors [...]

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Champagne with Biscuits & Gravy

The Wine Police Pt. II As I stated in a recent blog post, most people still believe that pairing food and wine is sacred territory upon which only board certified sommeliers and tenured chefs should tread. This led me to think about pushing the boundaries a bit further and to try a pairing that is [...]

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