When I lived in Rochester, Chocolate and Vines was one of my favorite hang-out spots. You could get wine and chocolate pairings there, along with desserts and cheese plates, which made it a fun place to go for a quiet night out.
Recently, via the Kitchn, I learned about a piece that ran in Palate Press. an online wine magazine, about the science behind chocolate and wine flavors. Apparently, science says they don’t pair so well because their flavonoids are too similar, and they bring out the worst in each other.
I’ll confess that I went to Chocolate and Vines more for the chocolate than for the wine. I’m not much of a wine connoisseur, so I didn’t notice anything funky from mixing my chocolate and my wine. What are y’all’s experiences?