What is chocolate wine and how is it made?

Chocolate wine combines the best of both worlds: chocolate and wine. This easy to make-at-home treat is perfect for an after dinner desert or a late afternoon delight.

Chocolate wine is made by blending a full-bodied red wine and melted dark chocolate. The wine is poured into a saucepan and warmed over low heat. After letting it simmer for about 15 minutes, the wine should be removed from the heat source and whisked together with the melted chocolate. The chocolate and wine should be mixed together until the drink becomes frothy, and should then be immediately served.

How to make chocolate wine?

Making chocolate wine is an inexact science. Different amount of wine and chocolate can be used to experiment, and different wines or chocolate may prove to be more delicious than others. Fruit-flavored wines, such as raspberry, apple or blueberry wine may also add a little hint of flavor to the chocolate wine. For this specialty drink, experimentation is the key!

Although often hard to find, chocolate wine can also be purchased in bottle form. Many types are available, including port wines and merlots, and many also include hints of orange or berries. Bottled chocolate wine is a great gift for customers, coworkers, family and friends.

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