Chocolate and Wine!

Wine and Chocolate is a wonderful combination.

You have a lot of options to choose from.

1st.    My wife and I just enjoy a nice glass of Red Wine and a piece of Dark or Milk Chocolate with it.  When you have them together to makes the taste of the wine and chocolate enhanced.

Chocolate has become one of the most popular food types and flavors in the world and now when you combine it with sipping Red Wine , Wow!

 

 

It is good to know that drinking a glass of red wine has about 120 calories in it.  There are medical books that show that red wine is good for you cholesterol, your heart and brain functions.

Syrah, also known as Shiraz, is a dark-skinned grape variety grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce red wine.  In 1999, Syrah was found to be the offspring of two obscure grapes from southeastern France, Dureza and Mondeuse Blanche.  Syrah should not be confused with Petite Sirah; a cross of Syrah with Peloursin dating from 1880.


The style and flavor profile of wines made from Syrah is influenced by the climate where the grapes are grown with moderate climates (such as the northern Rhone Valley and parts of the Walla Walla AVA in Washington State).  This tends to produce medium to full-bodied wines with medium-plus to high levels of tannins and notes of blackberry, mint and black pepper.  In hot climates (such as Crete, and the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale regions of Australia), Syrah is more consistently full-bodied with softer tannin, jammier fruit and spice notes of licorice, anise and earthy leather.  In many regions the acidity and tannin levels of Syrah allow the wines produced to have favorable aging potential.
Syrah is used as a single varietal or as a blend.  Following several years of strong planting, Syrah was estimated in 2004 to be the world’s 7th most grown grape at 142,600 hectares (352,000 acres).  So, by now it is one of the most used grapes in making wine.

It can be found throughout the globe from France to New World wine regions such as:  Chile, South Africa, the Hawke’s Bay, Waiheke, New Zealand, California and Washington.  It can also be found in several Australian wine regions such as:  Barossa, Coonawarra, Hunter Valley, Margaret River and McLaren Vale.

2nd. Chocolate liqueur is not a new invention. The French were producing and selling chocolate liqueur as early as 1666. The liqueur really brings out the taste of the chocolate.

3rd. This is one of my all-time favorites, Chocolate Flavored Whiskey. If you haven’t tried that yet, try it and you will like it. It is a nice smooth sipping whiskey that brings out the flavor of the chocolate, It Is Great

You can even have chocolate with a flavor of whiskey.  Amazon has it all at the best prices you can get.

These are not  new ways to enjoy chocolate but it may be new to you, that is if you are of age to drink alcohol.

Bobby

 

 

 

 

 

 

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