Chocolate and Wine
featuring Robert Kingsbury
Thursday, April 14, 2016 / 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
This Thursday local chocolatier Robert Kingsbury will be in the shop showcasing some of his delicious chocolates with wine pairings. Wine and chocolate are two great things that go great together, so stop and try some!
1) 2014 Palacio de Fefiñanes Albariño (Spain/Galicia) $19.99 - This pale yellow, crisply acidic wine flaunts aromas and flavors of kiwi, lavender, lime, and ocean. Light-bodied and with well-integrated alcohol (12.5%), it sails through the mid-palate and concludes with a medium-length, juicy finish. This is top-quality Albariño which is true to varietal character.
2) Yalumba Museum Reserve Muscat (Australia/Rutherglen) $22.99 - 98 points Robert Parker. 'nuff said. The non-vintage Museum Reserve Muscat is exotic, full-bodied, rich, and sweet. It spent 7 years in wood, and was bottled from a solera system. This amber-hued, rich, unctuously-textured effort boasts luscious aromas and flavors of marmalade, figs, chocolate, melted caramel, toffee, and prunes. Once again, Australia proves this country is hard to beat when it comes to their fortified after-dinner wines, which still sell for a song.
1) L'Orange de Provence - Luscious Belgian white chocolate with a gorgeous medley of orange peel, candied pecans, and lavender from Provence
2) Tea & Honey - Smooooth 33% Belgian milk is blended together with sponge candy which has been infused with bergamot and lavender black tea sweetened with honey.
3) Mole con Tocino - This bar pays homage to Mexico, the birthplace of cacao. A special mole spice mix is blended into dark Belgian chocolate and highlighted with crunchy bits of cacao nibs, almonds, and candied bacon.
4) Candied Ginger - Chopped slices of candied ginger are generously sprinkled onto dark Belgian chocolate, giving it peppery notes and a chewy mouthfeel.