This past weekend, some girlfriends asked me to go to Indulgence Chocolatiers in Walkerâ€™s Point for a wine and chocolate tasting. They had me at "wine" and "chocolate."
Indulgence Chocolatiers opened in Walkerâ€™s Point last August and when it first opened, Lori gave you a sneak peek. The tasting bar was cozily crowded when we arrived, I guess the cold weather was driving others to drink, as well, which really shouldnâ€™t have been a surprise to me.
We walked in without a reservation, but most of the folks on Saturday did call ahead to reserve, and it is recommended by Indulgence. However, they gladly made room for the three of us and made it work, and we were very appreciative.
Yes, Iâ€™d read Lori Fredrichâ€™s story on Indulgence when it first opened, and yes, I knew this was a tasting bar. But, I guess I didnâ€™t realize the scope of them! Learning of the many different wine, beer and cheese tastings all paired with the delicious chocolate had me wanting to try them all. And someday, I will. Girls, guys, moms, dads, whomever you may be, you should be able to find a tasting on this menu you want to try and wonâ€™t regret it.
I tried the "full red" tasting trio of wines. It included three pours of wine paired with chocolates for $15; $15 well spent, I may add. The 2010 Tommasi Poggio al Tufo Cabernet Sauvignon was paired with a Pomegranate Molasses Truffle. All that purpley goodness was almost too much. I kid! A 2012 Maipe Reserve Malbec, a trendy wine right now we were told, and the Cranberry Walnut Mendiant married well with all that berry.
Last but not least, the 2011 Sivas Sonoma Zinfandel came served with the Coconut Truffle. This batch of Zin came from a bad year with a cool climate which means what? Apparently it means yum. The nutty finish on the Zin was perfect with the coconut truffle.
Iâ€™m not a wine connoisseur at all, but I tend to know what kinds I like, and the tasting at Indulgence Chocolatiers didnâ€™t make me feel like I didnâ€™t know enough about wine or that I should know more than I do. Sometimes you can come out of doing something like this and feel a bit small, like you just kept nodding your head along to act like you knew what the heck they were talking about. This was all about enjoying some lovely wines paired with some great chocolates. And Iâ€™ll be back to do it again soon.
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