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Saturday, August 10, 2013

What wine with S'mores?

August 10th is National S'mores Day so get some marshmallows, graham crackers, Hershey's chocolate, and start a campfire.

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Here's something you were probably wondering about:  What wine goes with S'mores? Well, lets starts by breaking down the food. You've got cocoa, a wheat product, some white goop, and a whole bunch of sugar. And then you're going to char it up, maybe even flambé it.

My first thought is pair it with a late harvest wine or maybe a tawny port.  What about a rich Viognier or one of those oaky, butter California Chardonnays? Trentadue Winery makes a Chocolate Port--that might be worth a try. Maybe a slightly sweet sparkling wine.

So many possibilities.