How to Make a Decadent Chocolate Board for Valentine’s Day

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How to Make a Decadent Chocolate Board for Valentine’s Day

Valentine's day themed charcuterie board.

Love is in the air, and what better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than indulging in the rich, velvety goodness of chocolate? Whether you're treating yourself to some #selfcare or sharing the love with a special someone, creating a decadent chocolate board is the perfect way to savour a sweet moment.   

In this blog, we'll guide you through how to craft a tantalizing chocolate board that combines various textures, flavours, and complementary accessories to elevate your Valentine's Day celebration.  

Tip 1: Play with Textures

The key to a memorable chocolate board is the delightful variety of textures. Incorporate an assortment of chocolates, including milk, dark, and white. From the crunch of chocolate bark to the velvety smoothness of solid chocolate squares, add diversity to your board. Include delicate wafers and a light, creamy mousse to further enhance the sensory experience. Mixing textures will not only delight your taste buds but also create a visually appealing display. 

Tip 2: Accessorize Your Board

To take your chocolate board to the next level, consider adding a range of complementary accessories. Fresh fruits, such as strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, cherries, and pomegranate seeds, provide a refreshing and palate-cleansing contrast to the richness of chocolate. Don't hesitate to include salty elements as well, like pretzels, nuts, and sea salt chocolate bars to balance the sweetness and add an exciting twist to the flavour profile. The combination of sweet and salty will leave you craving more. 

Tip 3: Match Your Chocolate with Wine

Elevate your chocolate board experience by pairing it with the perfect wine. Opt for a sweeter red wine with some residual sugar (over 10g per litre) to complement the richness of the chocolates. Here are some of our favourite wine pairings for your decadent chocolate board: 

Sandbanks Baco Noir: Juicy and jammy with notes of wild cherry and plum. The finish is smooth with hints of oak. 

Inniskillin Discovery Series Merlot Cabernet: A smooth, rounded red wine blend with notes of plum and vanilla.  

Jackson-Triggs Reserve Shiraz Cabernet: Medium body with flavours of cedar, plum, and oak toast with vanilla on the finish. 

Visit Wine Rack for an Outstanding Wine Selection

A bottle of Jackson-Triggs Grand Reserve being poured.

When it comes to finding the perfect wine to accompany your chocolate board, look no further than Wine Rack. Our extensive selection includes Merlot, Pinot Noir, Baco Noir, oak-aged wines, unique blends, and so much more from some of Ontario’s best: Sandbanks, Inniskillin, and Jackson-Triggs. Our team of local experts is always ready to provide helpful recommendations to ensure a seamless pairing experience. 

Wine Rack has over 160 locations in Ontario, and select stores are open late, even on long weekends. If you prefer the convenience of online shopping, explore our website for easy ordering and wine delivery. Let us be your go-to destination for all your wine and chocolate pairing needs this Valentine's Day! 

So, on this love day, you can indulge in the sweet pleasures of chocolate by creating a decadent chocolate board. With a variety of textures, complementary accessories, and perfectly paired wines, you can elevate your celebration to a whole new level of delight. Whether you're treating yourself or sharing the love with someone special, a well-crafted chocolate board is sure to make this Valentine's Day a memorable and indulgent experience. Visit Wine Rack for a superb selection of wines to enhance your chocolate pairing adventure. Cheers to love, sweetness, and the perfect chocolate board! 

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