Right guys in case you're not aware, tomorrow is Good Friday and the majority of us will have the next 4 days off work. You're gonna have a lot of decisions to make during this time so I'd like to take the pain out of the most important one and get you sorted quickly. On Easter Sunday you might receive some eggs, chocolate eggs, but what on earth are you going to drink with those delicious chocolate orbs?!
Chocolate is not the easiest thing to match and there's different types of chocolate to complicate it further. What if you receive a white chocolate egg?! Well its not going to go with your Sauvignon Blanc thats for sure. So stress less, here's what you need to do. Get yourself a lineup of the following to cover all bases no matter what type of egg you get!
Milk Chocolate Egg
Milk chocolate is sweeter than dark choc and a trickier match. Try a Banyuls (dessert wine from Southern France) or a Tawny Port, its nutty character works well with nutty or caramel tones. The better quality the chocolate, the better!
Dark Chocolate Egg
Dark chocolate's best match is a vintage or LBV Port. Its ripe fruit supports the bitter chocolate well.
White Chocolate Egg
White chocolate is actually quite versatile so you can try a few drinks here, remember they've got to be sweeter than the chocolate. Think Muscat, Orange Muscat, Ice Wine, Tokaji or Moscato d'Asti. These will be awesome, you'll have a match made in heaven. My choice is Moscato d'Asti, seriously its like nectar. Don't doubt me, just try it. Moscato d'Asti is relatively inexpensive and also low alcohol so if you are looking for a cheap and cheerful way to get tickled and not pickled as well as enjoy a top wine match this is the way to go!
Overall the main thing you need to remember, your wine lesson for the day, is:
match with a wine which is sweeter than the chocolate
Happy munching & Happy Easter!
(me - if i wore superb red lipstick and didn't have wine stained teeth)