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Chocolate and Wine Pairings You’ll Want to Couple Up This Valentine’s Day

Play Cupid with your sips and sweets by trying these perfect-match pairings.

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Our Favorite Chocolate and Wine Pairings

Looking for an extra-special way to treat your sweetie this Valentine’s Day? Here’s a quick round-up of oh-so-satisfying wine and chocolate pairings that are sure to knock the socks off of your sweetheart.

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Moscato D’Asti

This light and sweet Italian wine sparkles with a hint of bubbles and a slightly citrus flavor.

Pairs well with:

Dark Chocolate Orange Truffles

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Cranberry Wine

With its intense cranberry flavor, this wine is the perfect compromise for when you can’t decide between a sweet and tart taste.

Pairs well with:

Rich, buttery dark chocolate truffles. The darker, the better. Try these Truffle-Filled Cookie Tarts.

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Brachetto D’Acqui

Brachetto is a chocolate pairing all-star! Medium in sweetness with hints of cherry, raspberry and florals, this wine is also effervescent.

Pairs well with:

Gourmet assorted chocolates and strawberries dipped in chocolate.

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Asti Spumante

Sweet and sparkling, Asti has aromas of flowers and ripe summer fruit.

Pairs well with:

Dried apricots or pretzels dipped in chocolate. Seafoam candy is also a good match—here’s how you can make it at home.

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Tawny Port

Get the sweet and caramelly taste of nuts and hints of cinnamon and clove with this vino.

Pairs well with:

Chocolate hazelnut truffles, chocolate cashew clusters and chocolate cheese.

Caroline Stanko
As an Associate Digital Editor, Caroline writes and edits all things food-related and helps produce videos for Taste of Home. When she’s not at her desk, you can probably find Caroline cooking up a feast, planning her next trip abroad or daydreaming about her golden retriever, Mac.

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