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New Years Joy: Wine and Scotch

Here are two pairings to start the New Year off in style. The Wine Pairing The Chocolate: The Jackie {36% Milk} – Caramelized Milk Chocolate with Fleur de Sel, available as a chocolate bar and as a Petite Jackie, in a bite.   I The Wine: La Tordera Gabry Rosé Spumante Brut, from the same region …

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Cause for Celebration: A Joyous Pairing

“It looks like a party!” Really, that is the kind of response I want to invoke, and this pairing inspires that. The Chocolate: Rosemary & Dulce de Leche Truffle- Dark chocolate truffle with rosemary, topped with dulce de leche.  From The Waltz of Sweets – Winter Collection 2017 The Wine: Champagne Hubert Paulet Tradition Brut …

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A cozy Thanksgiving pairing by Sommelier Sasha McCauley

When JACEK Chocolate goes to the pumpkin patch, and returns with a delicious Thanksgiving caramel, I just had to find a pairing for it: PX in the Pumpkin Patch with JACEK Pumpkin Spice Caramel. Sherry is an underappreciated wine category, which is unfortunate as it has a range of styles from bone dry to very …

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A New Pairing with an Old Favourite

It’s here, the Throw Back Collection! The Winter Collection 2016/2017 contains an assortment of 6 decadent chocolates, flavours from past collections.  It is enJoyable to revisit some favourite flavours, and try a new pairing.  The Earl Grey truffle was from the Mad Hatter Collection.  The Mad Hatter Collection was when I did my first pairing with …

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An Innovative Pairing Café de olla and Compass Box Spice Tree

The Winter Collection 2016/2017 contains an assortment of 6 decadent chocolates, flavours from past collections.  It is enjoyable to revisit some favourite flavours, and try new pairings.  A rich bold truffle, that pairs beautifully with Compass Box Spice Tree. Café de Olla: Spiced dark chocolate mocha ganache infused with orange zest and spices, like cinnamon and clove …

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