Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Hitting the Spot

South Africa is home of amazing wines and food experiences. If you've never had a mouth orgasm then you need to relocate to Cape Town and "get some!". I got some when I headed to Bilton wine estate.
Bilton has not been in my good books. The first time I went there was for their wine and chocolate tasting about a year ago and it was so disappointing that I felt like bottling my vomit and sending it to them. You see, chocolate is difficult to pair with wine because of the sweetness and the tannins which don't match. However, I am a big believer in second chances and so I let my senses be subjected to Bilton's new chocolate tasting course. Boy do I stand corrected!

Chocolats Marionettes (check out their delicious offerings here) are now on the menu and it is possibly the best chocolate you have ever tasted and they go perfectly together with the wines as if angels pooped them out.
The pairings were:

Cabernet Sauvignon and Espresso Chocolate
Shiraz and Cape Malay Chocolate
Merlot and 65% Venezuela Chocolate
Sauvignon Blanc and Lime infused white Chocolate

I don't want to explain too much about the magic that erupts in your mouth when you combine the chocolate and wine because I need you to go and experience it for yourself as a little bit of mystery is very, oooh, sexy.

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