Archive for the ‘Pairings’ Category

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 sweet, that display an array of flavours and are wonderfully complex. When I saw a Pumpkin Spice Caramel was included in the Thanksgiving collection, I knew I wanted to try it with Lustau Pedro Ximénez (PX) Sherry. I was excited to pair the caramel with >> READ MORE

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 the Earl Grey truffle, at that time I paired with Girard Chardonnay.  This is a great pairing, I still recommend, but I couldn’t resist the opportunity to try the truffle with something new. Earl Grey: Earl Grey tea infused milk chocolate ganache, suited in a dark >> READ MORE

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 (gluten friendly). Compass Box Spice Tree Blended Malt Scotch: The Spice Tree is made from 100% malt whisky sourced from northern Highland distilleries. The primary maturation is in a mix of first-fill and refill American oak.  The secondary maturation is where things get interesting – >> READ MORE

A Spicy Pairing Indeed…

A Spicy Pairing- Café De Olla and Susana Balbo Late Harvert Malbec   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 Chili truffle was from the Black Tie Collection Chili: Dark chocolate delicately laced with chili (gluten free). Susana Balbo Late Harvest Malbec: I’ll start at the finish (the flavours left in the mouth after you have swallowed the wine) in this wine, a long lush finish of spicy cherry. When the finish is this good, >> READ MORE

A very Merry Christmas gift of JACEK Chocolate Ornaments

Looking for some great gifts to spread Joy this holiday season? We have paired each Jacek Chocolate Ornaments to a wine or liqueur to help make your holiday shopping easier this year.  Simply pick up the beverage product and the accompany Chocolate Ornament, hang the ornament on the wrapped bottle and bring Joy to the people in your life. Jacek Chocolate Ornament: Dark Chocolate Ornament (50g) – Limited Edition 2016, 70% dark chocolate sphere (hollow) Milk Chocolate Ornament (50g) – Limited Edition 2016, 38% Milk chocolate sphere (hollow). Sugar-Free Chocolate Ornament (50g) – Limited Edition 2016, 53% sugar-free dark milk >> READ MORE