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The Perfect Pair, Brookside Chocolate and Wine

Brookside Chocolate

Brookside Chocolate

Whether it’s the holidays or any time of year, you know I am all about entertaining. I love to host friends for casual movie nights or larger more blown out parties. And while my home isn’t always perfect (think the opposite of a catalog), I think inviting friends into our home on a regular basis shows them how much we care.

Many times after a dinner, rather than making a dessert I’ll set out some chocolate as we finish the evening sipping wine and swapping stories. This is my favorite part of the evening. The stress of hosting is over and the mood tends to be light hearted. Typically I’ve also put the husband on dish duty too!

Finding the perfect pairing to nibble on is ideal for making sure that everyone leaves happy. The flavors and the wine need to go hand in hand. One great pairing includes Brookside chocolate with Clos du Bois wine. I had been drinking Clos du Bois for some time before I experienced this Brookside pairing and it’s just right.

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If you’ve never had Brookside chocolates, they are dark chocolate with sweet fruit flavors on the inside. So delicious! Two pairings that work for just about any gathering are the:
  • Clos du Bois Merlot with the Brookside Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Flavor
  • Clos du Bois Pinot Noir and the Brookside Dark Chocolate Acai & Blueberry Flavors.
Brookside Pairs
The sweetness of the chocolate, followed by the fruity flavor just compliments both of these wines so well. The perfect nightcap!

Brookside Pairing
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Disclaimer: Compensation was provided by BROOKSIDE Chocolate via MomTrends Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Brookside or Momtrends Media.

  • Lori

    My favorite way to entertain at home is having a potluck with friends in our neighborhood.

    December 1, 2015 at 3:21 am Reply
  • D Schmidt

    My favorite way is impromptu dinner parties with lots of appertifs.

    December 1, 2015 at 9:48 am Reply
  • David

    My favorite way to host or entertain at our house is when I am not there!!! My wife has her friends over for various things, and I tend to find a reason to be elsewhere.

    December 1, 2015 at 3:45 pm Reply
  • Brittany chadwick

    My favorite way to entertain at home is to have sangria and food to snack on!

    December 2, 2015 at 7:06 pm Reply
  • maria @ closetohome

    This combo is definitely a keeper. I made cornucopia for the kids at Thanksgiving with these chocolates and brought left overs to a lax tournament. They were gone so quickly.

    December 3, 2015 at 10:46 am Reply
  • Milena

    I love hosting ladies night! I have games and giveaways and always a signature cocktail!

    December 3, 2015 at 11:38 am Reply
  • Jamie

    We love brookside chocolate. Thanks for the paring suggestions, I’ll have to share these with family for the holidays.

    December 3, 2015 at 7:54 pm Reply
  • Cristine

    I love chocolate and wine. By adding the chocolate covered fruit it really enhances the flavors in the red wine.

    December 3, 2015 at 8:48 pm Reply
  • Keikilani

    I am all about Chocolate and wine! It is so hard not to eat the whole bag of Brookside chocolates though!

    December 3, 2015 at 8:55 pm Reply
  • Brandy M.

    Our family loves the Brookside chocolates. You can always find the pomegranate flavor in our pantry, they are a secret pleasure of mine!

    December 3, 2015 at 11:17 pm Reply
  • Maryann D.

    I like to put out a lot of different desserts and fun things to eat at a party.
    I did subscribe to this blog.

    December 4, 2015 at 7:06 pm Reply
  • latanya

    I like catered parties

    December 6, 2015 at 6:41 am Reply
  • Julie-Lynne McCann

    we love to make some homemade food (my husband cooks) wine, dessert, some music & then some games after dinner

    @ForeverAngel26

    December 6, 2015 at 7:19 pm Reply
  • Laura Ari

    I love to serve wine and a variety of fun appetizers at home!

    December 6, 2015 at 8:44 pm Reply
  • Nicole Feliciano

    Yum! Isn’t it delicious?

    December 10, 2015 at 11:21 am Reply

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