Chocolate and Wine for Valentine’s Day

Chocolate and Wine for Valentine’s Day

Sips of the Week

This week Laurie’s tasting some delicious chocolates with Susannah Siger, owner of Ma Petite Shoe, a store that focuses on the 2 things women love most—chocolate and shoes! Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we’ll discuss how the type of chocolate will effect which wines will pair best and we’ll taste a few of my wine picks to share with your sweetheart. Then Laurie’s Sweetheart Chef Michael Forster gives you some tips on creating delicious Chocolate Covered Strawberries. Chocolates Tasted:

1. Great Bean, Austin, TX: Love bar, Figs & Cinnamon plus love herbs (Maca Root, Yohimbe and Damiana) $9.99
2. Michael Rogak, Flatbush, Brooklyn: Nibbela bar, 68% Dark Chocolate with roasted cacao nibs, $6.49
3. Cacao Prieto, Red Hook, Brooklyn: 72% Dominican Republic bar with cashews and cranberry, $11.99
All chocolates and more available at Ma Petite Shoe
Wines Tasted:
Ayala Rose Champagne, France $49.99
Icardi Brachetto d’Acqui, Piedmont, Italy $14.99

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To find these or similar wines shop at our partner retailers Wine World in Abingdon, MD,  Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here:

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