Taste a selection of gourmet chocolates from Dark Forest Chocolate Makers, WNY’s first “bean-to-bar” chocolate maker during the event!
Dry Desirers: For dry red wine lovers we recommend Chambourcin with the Dark Tananian chocolate. This fuller bodied red is seductively delicious with notes of rich dark berries and ripe currants. Kept in oak for approximately one year it has great complexity and depth of flavor.
Sweet Sweeties: Better than a box of chocolate, Chocolate Ecstasy is a dangerously decadent red that pairs with the Dark Madagascar chocolate. Rich, sweet, and naughty this full bodied red wine delights you with strong raspberry on the front end and dark chocolate on the finish.
Need a break from the chocolate? Try this pairing of freshly baked Caramel Coconut Craze cookies from Carson’s Bakery in Lockport with your choice of two wines.
The coconut pairs beautifully with the rich jam flavors in dry Lemberger Reserve or, for sweet wine fans, try it side-by-side to see how the caramel in the cookie enhances the molasses and cherry notes in Hennepin Red.