Sip of the Day
October 14, 2020
Day #288 of the year.
Taylor Fladgate Late Bottled Vintage Porto 2014
October 14th may be National Dessert Day, but I’m not one to skip out on dessert ANY day. I may not wolf down a piece of cake every night after dinner, but I will not go to bed without having my square (or half bar) of dark chocolate. Dark chocolate and wine are a controversial pair, some argue that the bitterness in the chocolate does not pair well with wine. To combat the naysayers of this combination, I’m going to recommend you pick up a bar of Tony’s Chocolate and open a bottle of Taylor Fladgate’s Late Bottled Vintage. Grab the dark Pecan Coconut 51% and the milk caramel sea salt 32% and give them both a try with this wine. The dark chocolate is sweet enough to play with this wine and pair magically with the nuanced flavors of the port. The milk chocolate is for those with a heavy sweet tooth and want that ultra-sweet on sweet flavor profile. Either way, have fun with this dessert inspired science experiment and see what combination you like best!