The Best Wines to Pair With Chocolate

March 26, 2015 9:58 PM

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The Best Wines to Pair With Chocolate

THE STORY SO FAR: I’m in the chocolate capital of the world, Brussels—a city known for its abundance of chocolate factories, and streets lined with boutiques selling every kind of artisan confectionery imaginable. On my first evening my host produces a cardboard box—purchased directly from the factory—containing some of the most luxurious chocolates I have had the good fortune to taste.

Now I wouldn’t call myself a serious chocolate-lover, but these are exquisite. Dark, sensuous, bitter, some even savory, they leave my mouth refreshed and coated with flavor—there’s none of the cloying, overly sweet, clumsily textured sense of your usual store-bought variety. It is a revelation—like...

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