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Experiencing Kollar Chocolates in the Napa Valley

Wine and chocolate, anyone? In today's tour, The Chocolate Tourist producer Leanne Westphal invites you to brave the rain and taste Kollar's red wine truffles, milk chocolate ganache, and dark chocolate with Grand Marnier.

It doesn't hurt that Chef Kollar himself came out to offer a sample! What service.

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Added by The Chocolate Tourist on March 12, 2014 at 6:22pm — No Comments

Inspiring Journey to Italy from the North to Sicily, for old & new chocolates & wines

Thank you for being part of my chocolate world. It has been almost four years since Exotic Chocolate Tasting was launched. Many of you have been with me since the beginning appreciating chocolate in a whole new way. Just like you, I have evolved, too. With each experience I've been blessed with new insights that I can't wait to share with you.



This year has brought many changes to Exotic Chocolate Tasting. No longer focused on public events, most of my chocolate and wine pairings…

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Added by Roxanne Browning on October 28, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Explore Taste/ Chocolate and Wine

Do you call yourself a chocoholic? Do you know all the health benefits of chocolate? Can you tell premium quality chocolate apart from the rest? If you can, then you’re well on your way to becoming a connoisseur. If you can’t, well here’s a start. Before you start calling yourself a connoisseur, you need to know how to properly taste chocolate. So get ready to use your senses.…



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Added by myechocolate on October 28, 2010 at 3:41pm — 2 Comments

Bit of Heaven on Earth - Pairing Chocolate with Wine

Dark chocolate and red wine…find yourself floating up to heaven just thinking about the combination?!

Keep flying and I’ll fill you in on the results of a wine and chocolate pairing I recently did at my house.



There were 11 of us – 2 sommeliers, 8 admitted chocoholics and one who ‘just isn’t into desserts’.

I made a variety of truffles including a creamy white chocolate & goat cheese dipped in dark chocolate, a dark chocolate sprinkled with rose infused sugar and a… Continue

Added by Tanji Patton on July 27, 2009 at 3:18pm — 1 Comment

Now Try This #3 Bee Squeezin's

Now Try This #3



Bee Squeezin’s



This will be a dark chocolate spirits filled ganache using in a light milk chocolate shell. My “light milk” is about 40%-45% cocoa, “dark milk” is around 55% in my workshop.



A friend of mine who owns a café/nightclub locally is also known for the mead that he makes . This is wine from honey. It sounds as if this wine might be sweet but to make it he uses a strong champagne type yeast and then ferments the wine until dry; no… Continue

Added by Frank Schmidt on February 27, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Now Try This #2

Now Try This:



A molded chocolate with wine jelly center covered by milk chocolate ganache in a milk chocolate shell.



I’d like to try to post something here once a week during the North American winter months but I’m going to be on a driving vacation to Florida next week so thought I’d get this posted on the blog before I leave this Saturday. (I’ll be staying near Ft. Myers so hope to stop by Norman Love’s store there.)



I’ve been getting some good feedback from… Continue

Added by Frank Schmidt on February 11, 2009 at 8:08pm — No Comments

Now Try This

Now Try This:



Um ! Yum! Dark Milk Chocolate Port Ganache in a Dark Chocolate Shell



I used Papua New Guinea origin chocolate for this molded treat. The Dark Chocolate shell was a 66 % cocoa with half vanilla bean per 5 lbs of liquor. After pulling off 2 lbs of dark I added enough sugar and milk to give me a 60% dark milk at 15 % milk.



If you’ve not worked with home roasted chocolate, just know this: I used a good rich dark chocolate that was not too bitter for… Continue

Added by Frank Schmidt on February 8, 2009 at 7:24pm — 1 Comment

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