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Pairing Wines with Chocolate: Great Wines Under $15 for Valentine’s Day

calcu bordeaux blend california 125x300 Pairing Wines with Chocolate: Great Wines Under $15 for Valentine’s DayPairing Wines with Chocolate: Award Winning, Critically Acclaimed Reds and Champagnes for Valentine’s Day 

By Lisa Gana, Matt Goldstein & Sommelier Tom Pittakas

For this Valentine’s Day, the Whiskey Goldmine has compiled the perfect wines to pair with all types of chocolates and share with the love of your life.  We’ve paired award winning and critically acclaimed wines with dark chocolates, milk chocolates, semi-sweet chocolates and even chocolate covered strawberries.  For under $15, any of the wines we’ve listed will make this Valentine’s Day wonderful for you and yours. 

Semi-sweet chocolate:  

Calcu Colchagua Valley Bordeaux, California, Scored an 87 in Wine Advocate.

Alto Cedro Malbec Ano Cedro Mendoza, Argentina, Scored a 92 in Wine Spectator.

Kay’s Brother’s Amery Shiraz, McLaren Vale South Australia, Scored a 93 in Wine Advocate.

Hennessy Black, Cognac France (Brandy).

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mt difficulty pinot noir 300x155 Pairing Wines with Chocolate: Great Wines Under $15 for Valentine’s DayMilk Chocolate:                            

Mt Difficulty Pinot Noir Roaring Meg, New Zealand, Scored a 90 in Wine Spectator.

Novelty Hill Merlot,Washington, Scored a 90 in Wine Spectator .

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red diamond cabernet sauvignon 171x300 Pairing Wines with Chocolate: Great Wines Under $15 for Valentine’s DayBittersweet Chocolate:

Coniglio Cabernet Sauvignon Atlas Peak, Napa Valley, Scored a 90 in Wine Enthusiast.

Cline Cellars California Zinfandel, one of our favorites!

Mirassou Cabernet Sauvignon, one of our favorites!

Red Diamond Cabernet Sauvignon, one of our favorites!

Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Cal Zin, don’t let the name fool you, Coppola makes some great reds!

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novelty hill merlot Pairing Wines with Chocolate: Great Wines Under $15 for Valentine’s DayDark Chocolates:

Novelty Hill Merlot, Washington, Scored a 90 in Wine Spectator.

Perry Creek Zinman Zinfandel El Dorado, A German Red that Scored 88 by Wine Enthusiast.

Mt Difficulty Pinot Noir Roaring Meg, New Zealand, Scored a 90 in Wine Spectator.

Mirassou Pinot Noir, this wine maker can’t seem to do any wrong. 

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Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG Claxa villa sandi 95x300 Pairing Wines with Chocolate: Great Wines Under $15 for Valentine’s DayChocolate Dipped Strawberries:

Villa Sandi Prosecco Di Valdobbiadene Brut Spumante

Louis Bouillot Rose Sparkling Wine

Thorn Clarke NV Brut Reserve

Castellar Cava, Spain

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