Chocolate and wine, oh how those words can form a symphony of flavors and pairings in your mouth making you instantly salivate to the mere thought.

Many, myself included assumed that most chocolate went with a nice red, rose, or some bubbly, but I never thought there would be a pairing quite like what I am about to reveal to you.

IMG_7829Lindt Chocolate and J. Lohr Vineyards and Wines teamed up to create one incredible wine and chocolate pairing. The Riverstone Chardonnay paired with Lindt Dark Chocolate Excellence Pineapple is a one of a kind pairing that is as delicious and interesting as it sounds. J. Lohr wines are approachable and beautiful making these wines great for your table any night of the week. Lindt chocolate is known for their silky smooth chocolates and those ever pop-able truffles that melt in your mouth, making any moment in your day that much happier.

            So what’s with this pairing right?  Well, although dark chocolate is not traditionally paired with white wine, Lindt Master Chocolatiers and J. Lohr winemakers collaborated over the course of a year to create EXCELLENCE Pineapple. This delicious bar is a new dark chocolate recipe exclusively developed to pair perfectly with J. Lohr Riverstone Chardonnay. The end result: besides a delicious pairing? A blend of silky dark chocolate combined with naturally sweet pineapple and caramelized hazelnut pieces.

Let this pairing make your holidays a little sweeter. Gather some friends or family around the table and try this pairing for yourself. You will not be disappointed!