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Online - Chocolate and wine pairing evening
We’re delighted to welcome back The Cocoa Runners for another evening of online chocolate and wine pairing.
Whilst chocolate and wine matching might seem like an easy indulgence, it can be more complicated than you think with an intricate battle of sugars, tannins, and alcohol.
In this relaxed (and delicious!) pairing evening, the Tastings Team is joined by chocolate expert Spencer Hyman from The Cocoa Runners to guide you through some of their favourite matches.
This event is a brilliant one to gift to chocoholics or to buy for yourself for a little well-warranted hedonism. It’s also a great one to share with friends, family and loved ones – because, after all, who doesn’t love chocolate and wine?!
Bespoke chocolate tasting kits created for The Wine Society are available to purchase on the Cocoa Runners website and can be found here. They are suitable for two people to share during the event or for one person with some 'leftovers' to enjoy afterwards. Please note, chocolate kits must be purchased before 9th February
Wines to be tasted alongside the chocolates are below. The pairings are as follow:
Standout - Urubamba, Peru 70% Dark paired with Bourgueil 'Passion', Joël Taluau 2020
Conexion - Ecuador, Virgin Roast 70% Dark with Cocoa Nibs paired with Koyle Cerro Basalto Cuartel G2 Carmenère 2018 or 2019
Original Beans - Esmeraldas Milk and Tosier – ABOCFA, Ghana 65% Dark Mylk with Toasted Buckwheat paired with Casa Ermelinda Freitas Moscatel de Setúbal
Original Beans - Cru Virunga and Pralus 100% with Bleasdale The Wise One Tawny Langhorne Creek
Modern Loire, this is a deeply coloured cabernet franc with bright dark fruit...
A ripe and powerful Chilean red that achieves a lovely balance of freshness, ...
An authentic Portuguese sweet treat, with the heady aroma of caramelised citr...
We’re proud of a diverse online food and wine programme at The Wine Society. Formats range from cheese and wine evenings, takeaway nights and restaurant ‘dine at home’ kits. We will explain where to purchase the food in advance; either from trusted partners or your own local suppliers, and we will suggest the wines to buy in advance to accompany the evening.
How do I use Zoom?
After successfully registering for an event, we will send you a link to the event via email and all you then need to do is follow this link directly to the event, no passwords required. Please see our ‘How to use Zoom’ guide for more information.
How much do these events cost?
Our virtual events are free to register and attend. Optional food and wine suggestions are advertised on the event page.
Are the events recorded?
Most of our events are recorded for our YouTube channel. However, others are privately recorded for registered members only.If you are unsure where to find a recording, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Anna Spooner is the Tastings and Events Co-Ordinator at The Wine Society. She joined the team in 2018 after working at The West London Wine School as a wine tutor and loves to bring her passion for wine education to our members. She completed her WSET Diploma in 2021 and is currently a Master of Wine Stage 2 student.