There’s nothing better than a cozy night at home with the one you love. It’s even better if you add some wine into the mix. Then up the ante one more time by bringing some fine chocolate to your little party of two. Wine and chocolate for a romantic date night in? Yes, please!
So even though this year, once again, looks a little different for this upcoming Valentine’s Day, 7 Deadly still wants to make it special for you. We’ve partnered with the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company to come up with three different 7 Deadly wines and Ghirardelli Intense Dark pairings to make the night one to remember. Here’s how to set your home up for a romantic date night in with the best wine and dark chocolate combinations to enjoy.
Make the room glow with the right ambiance. It doesn’t matter if it’s just your regular old living room or kitchen. Dim the lights, ignite a bounty of romantic candles all over the room, and have the fireplace going in the background, if you have one. Turn on some of your favorite romantic tunes playing softly to set the mood. Come up with the right playlist that you both will love to hear. That probably includes all of those special songs that mean so much to you, like the first song you slow danced to together.
For a romantic night at home, make sure you use all of your best tableware and wine glasses. You know, the ones you usually only use when you have guests over. It will feel more festive and fancy if you set up your dining table or island space with your nicest serving pieces. Give in, and treat yourself.
Now for the best part…the wine and chocolate, of course. 7 Deadly makes three exceptional red wines that are going to pair so phenomenally with three different types of Ghirardelli Intense Dark chocolate. There’s also a fruit pairing in there for the perfect trio.
Our original varietal, 7 Deadly Zins, a true Old Vine Zinfandel, features full-bodied dark fruits, oak, and spicy notes that pair beautifully with the bright raspberry fruit bits of Intense Dark Raspberry dark chocolate. Then when you add in some pecans and dried apricots, this delicious pairing really brings out the rich, bold flavor of the dark chocolate.
Another great wine on the list is our 7 Deadly Red, featuring the bold flavors of cherry, cranberry, and smokey black pepper. The best chocolate with this is Intense Dark Sea Salt Almond dark chocolate with its roasted almonds and delicate sea salt in fine dark chocolate. Add in a side of dried, sweetened black cherries to make this pairing a pleasure for your senses.
Finally, cap off your night with the rich notes of 7 Deadly Cab and its aromas of blackberry, vanilla, and mocha. Go simple with Ghirardelli Intense Dark 72% Cacao dark chocolate and experience its intensely delicious flavor. With hints of mocha, blackberry and dark cherry, this if a perfect match for the cabernet. Round out this tasting with some dried figs, raisins, and cherries to truly appreciate the decadence of the wine and dark chocolate.
Enjoy your private little Valentine’s Day celebration. And go ahead… #SinALittle