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August 4th is National Chocolate Chip Day

August 4th is National Chocolate Chip Day!

@portwinediva's instagram national pic of the day

Who doesn’t love Chocolate? Well… I do know a few… honestly I have to have it a certain way in order to enjoy it. Either way it’s National Chocolate Chip Day and I’m going to tell you what wines to enjoy with it!

So of course I am going to start off with the Port Wines. This wouldn’t be the Port Wine Diva blog if I didn’t! So here we go…

Port Wine with Chocolate

Ruby Port

Bittersweet, Semi-Sweet Chocolate and Chocolate with Nuts.

Tawny Port

Milk*, White Chocolate and Chocolate with Nuts.

*This Chocolate is VERY sweet by itself… just thinking about the combo makes my teeth hurt)

White Port

Chocolate with Nuts, Chocolate with Fruit

Now it’s time to go into the specific Chocolates and what wines to pair them with

Bittersweet

Ruby Port – a red wine with powerful fruit like: plum, cherry & berries.

Cabernet Sauvignon – a rich red wine with red fruit mixed with spice.

Syrah/Shiraz – a red wine with blackberry, plum & pepper.

Banyuls – a sweet but not syrupy Southern French dessert wine.

Semi-Sweet

Ruby Port – a red wine with powerful plum, cherry & berry flavor.

Syrah/Shiraz – a red wine with blackberry, plum & pepper.

Banyuls – a sweet but not syrupy Southern French dessert wine.

Merlot – a lush red wine with plum, black cherry & caramel.

Milk Chocolate

Tawny Port – a sweet red wine with baking spice, almond & caramel.

Muscat – a sweet wine with spice, honey & fruit cocktail.

Tokaji – a sweet wine with dried raisins, cocoa, spice & coffee.

Madeira – a sweet wine with caramel, almonds & hazelnuts.

White Chocolate

Rose Port – Ruby Port (a red wine with powerful plum, cherry & berry flavor) that has been fermented in a similar manner to rose wine.

Tawny Port – a sweet red wine with baking spice, almond & caramel.

Rose Wine – a crisp blush pink wine with flavors of red berries.

Muscat – a sweet wine with spice, honey & fruit cocktail.

Tokaji – a sweet wine with dried raisins, cocoa, spice & coffee.

Chocolate with Fruit

Cabernet Sauvignon – a rich red wine with red fruit mixed with spice.

Madeira – a sweet wine with caramel, almonds & hazelnuts.

Sherry – a dry dessert wine that is zippy and nutty.

Ice Wine – a very sweet wine with flavors of apricot, peach & mango.

Chocolate with Nuts

Ruby Port – a red wine with powerful plum, cherry & berry flavor.

Tawny Port – a sweet red wine with baking spice, almond & caramel.

Cabernet Sauvignon – a rich red wine with red fruit mixed with spice.

Riesling – a sweet wine with peach & orange blossom.

Chocolate with Cream Cheese

This would involve an entirely different post if i weren’t just talking about Cream Cheese because wine and cheese is a topic all on it’s own… but, since I’m talking about Cream Cheese… here goes.

Tawny Port – a sweet red wine with baking spice, almond & caramel.

Ruby Port – a red wine with powerful plum, cherry & berry flavor.

Cabernet Sauvignon – a rich red wine with red fruit mixed with spice.

Riesling – a sweet wine with peach & orange blossom.

As an end note… I have written the word chocolate so many times… it feels misspelled to me now…

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