Wine and Chocolate Pairings

February 03, 2015 1 Comment

Selecting Chocolates for the Wine and Chocolate Trail Weekend

The Unionville Vineyards team went to great lengths to find the perfect wine and chocolate pairings for the upcoming trail weekends. We even went so far as to try our hands at making chocolates, but don’t worry - we’ll serve truffles made by the professionals...and we’ll stick with growing grapes and making wine.

New Jersey winery team makes chocolates for pairing

We learned quickly that, as in winemaking, there are no shortcuts in chocolate-making. Try taking a shortcut and you end up covered in chocolate. I suppose there are worse things in life.

We also learned that, like winemaking, chocolate-making is both science and art. There is the science behind tempering, a process in which specific crystal structures form and which produces shiny, snappable chocolates.

Yet, there is also art. As we treat our grapes differently based on variety and vineyard, so do chocolatiers treat their chocolates differently depending on cocoa content and origin.

Unionville Vineyards will be offering chocolates from Carol’s Creative Chocolatez for the Chocolate and Wine Trail weekends because Carol just gets it. She knows where her chocolate comes from. She also knows how to turn raw product into something absolutely exquisite, while still showcasing its origin.New Jersey artisan chocolates

We had a tough time deciding on our chocolate and wine pairings. And we ate a little bit too much chocolate (you thought there was no such thing). We tried solid pieces and filled truffles, we paired with our red wines and our white wines (gasp!). We worked very hard to find the perfect pairings for the trail.

We hope you’ll visit us and celebrate two loves: wine and chocolate. With each extended tasting, enjoy selected chocolate pairings. Tastings are $10 per person and include a selection of 8 wines. Unionville is located near several other New Jersey wineries participating in the trail weekends. For full information, please visit: http://www.newjerseywines.com/events/category/trail-weekends/

Who will you bring on the 2015 Wine and Chocolate Trail?

 

 





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Beth
Beth

February 14, 2015

Do we need a reservation for Sunday?

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