Saturday, February 12, 2011

Five Days of Wine Fidelity: A Homage to Valentine's Day

Undying Flames (Day 4) If you fall in the category of long-term love affair, you know first-hand the ups and downs of “till death do us part.” Valentine’s Day year after year might lack burning flames, but a spark could ignite that old flare. So venture out of the house this Sunday afternoon, February 13th, to Red, White & Bleu Gourmet Shop in the heart of Falls Church. Kindle the flame ever so gently with a unique wine and chocolate pairing: Liquid Love/Chocolate Devour. Why does this differ from all the same old pairings? Not a single sweet wine will be tasted; only big, bold, reds and velvety, smooth whites will be paired to locally crafted confections. Reservations are required, but can easily be made with a simple telephone call to the shop at 703.533.9463 (WINE).

ACKC Kingsbury White Chocolate & Toffee – No Oak Chardonnay Monterey, California

Artisan Confections PB & J Truffle – Thibault-Janisson FIZZ Cremant-Style, Virginia

Artisan Confections Fresh Mint Truffle – Chocolate Box Shiraz Barossa, Australia

Artisan Confections Raspberry Truffle – Klinker Brick Old Vine Zinfandel Lodi, California

Artisan Confections Lavender Honey Truffle – The Rhon by Jeff Arnoux Rhone, France

Artisan Confections Chipotle Truffle – El Molinet Tempranillo Valencia, Spain