*Disclaimer*: Everyone has their own tastes. This guide might help yours along or not. No matter what the combination, it’s always great to try new things but stick somewhat close to the rules.
***Remember these rules***
This guide can be a great way to entertain for special occasions and holidays, making anyone into a lover of the spectrum of the chocolate palate experience.
If you have a very strong and bitter chocolate the key to pairing is to drink a spirit or wine that is sweeter. This will compensate the flavour. It’s all a matter of taste and how adventurous you want to be.
When pairing chocolate with alcohol always look for one that is very low in tannins. This means that you won’t want a dry wine. Make sure the alcohol is low in acidity as well since chocolate contains all the two elements of tannins and acidity.
Here is an outline of what goes well with what:
Just as chocolate is divided into milk, white, and dark, beer can be divided. When pairing with beer try to attempt for some contrast. If you have a beer that is lighter and may have fruitier elements, your palate will benefit from a darker and deeper flavour of cocoa.
Additionally, a great way to indulge in your next bite is with a cleansing of the palate. This can be achieved with any crisp beer allowing for a more precise taste.
Some interesting combinations to try:
Pairings of chocolate and whatever you see fit to indulge in will always be subjective. Its a fact of life that no two people like everything the same.