Looking for a tasty experience while you’re cooped up at home? Why not try a chocolate pairing? It’s a great way to enjoy yourself and support small businesses at the same time and it makes a great virtual happy hour.
A few nights ago I was part of a team of experts that got together at Esquin Wine & Spirits for a chocolate and whiskey pairing. I was joined by Nathan Kaiser of Seattle’s 2bar Spirits, Lenny Rede of Esquin Wine & Spirits and Nathan Barker of Vinum Importing in leading a group of 25 […]
I recently met up with a team from Chateau Ste. Michelle to taste chocolates and wines in advance of a pairing event. Imagine a conference room table filled with bottles of wine and bags of chocolate. We each had a paper cup for spitting and emptying our glasses, and it wasn’t long before those paper […]
Wine and chocolate. Two decadent treats that customers love to pair. As a chocophile, the hardest question I get from customers is, “I have a big Cabernet and I want to pair it with a good dark chocolate. What chocolate should I buy?” You may be wondering why I find this question difficult. After all, […]
Tasting chocolate is a life-long journey. Every taste of chocolate brings a new challenge to my abilities to evaluate and describe the flavors I experience. As a taster, I’m always interested in stretching and growing my palate. I’ve recently taken my palate in new directions by pairing chocolate with different foods and beverages. One pairing that […]