best type of wine for this?

i want to make a cheesecake with a chocolate layer on top however i want to spice up the batch does anyone know what type of wine would blend nice with light chocolate?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I recommend a Pinot Noir. I have had a wonderful dessert once where the chocolate was paired with a Pinot Noir. It was really very delicious.

    Source(s): Pairing Wine and Chocolate: http://wine.about.com/od/winerecommendations/a/win...
  • 1 decade ago

    A dessert wine (ie. late harvest or ice wine) would work because it is cheesecake. However, the predominant flavours in those wines are fruits and honey. You're using chocolate so a red wine that has a chocolate flavour and smell would work just as well with this cheesecake. Look for a light to medium bodied red wine because a full bodied red wine tends to work better with meats like steak and game and roasts. Some Shiraz's may work but my suggestion would be a Baco Noir or possibly a Cabernet Franc.

    Source(s): Wine Consultant: http://www.geocities.com/patgd25
  • 4 years ago

    Reds - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir Blush - White Zinfandel, the main frequently occurring, quite for beginners, stated as a "Blush" yet belongs to the purple wine kinfolk. White - Reisling, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminor

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    For chocolate icing brandy is definitely the drink to mix, remember to add sugar/honey to replace the sweetness brandy takes out.

    You can also use a drop orange/lemon Grand Marnier, Cointreau, Triple Rec, Curacao... liqueur with the cheese

    With the cake i would recommend Port, Vintage port to make it even fancier.

    Source(s): Culinarist
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  • 1 decade ago

    Try Tobin James "Charisma" Dessert Wine

    It is to *DIE* for .... great for sipping too!

    Seriously ... it will blend blissfully with the chocolate, and you can serve it with the cheesecake in tiny little appertif glasses. Your guests will be convinced you are a culinary genius!

  • 1 decade ago

    Masala, Vermouth or strong red wine like Rioja or Beaujoilais

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Boones Farm...Strawberry Hill

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Try a dessert wine. They are very sweet and tend to be thicker than regular wine.

  • 1 decade ago

    try a nice red wine

  • 1 decade ago

    Use a nice light flavoured liquor, cointreau if it is a plain chessecake would be wonderful with the chocolate!!!!

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