While flowers are a common gift for Valentines Day many prefer to give a nice box of chocolates maybe even pared with a fine wine for sharing during a romantic evening. Nothing is more special for a couple than sharing wine and chocolate by candlelight with each other at the end of this special day for couples.
Of course finding the perfect red wine to go with that gourmet chocolate is not always easy for some. The wine should compliment the chocolate and not give it a curdled taste from too much acid. While at the same time the chocolate should not create a bad finishing taste with the wine on the palette.
Look for sweet red wines that will be at least as sweet as the chocolate you will be using. Dark chocolates of course are not as sweet as milk so these will not need a wine with as much sweetness for a good pairing. Of course full bodied wine should be used with bolder chocolates while lighter tasting treats will not need a wine that is as bold. Whichever red wine is chosen it should be aerated within crystal wine decanters in order to bring out the full flavor of the wine that had been chosen.