Lovers’ day is approaching! Is there a better idea than putting together a night that includes wine and chocolate for you and your partner? Sounds cliché? Maybe! Nevertheless, it depends on how you present the whole experience. If you just show up with a wine -of which you know nothing- and a box of chocolates that you just happened to find, then yes, the scene may indeed be quite cliché. Insert Oenou Yi – Ktima Vassiliades! For the most romantic night of the year Oenou Yi – Ktima Vassiliades proposes an evening of wine and chocolate tasting, an explosive combination, full of flavours.

But for the night not to turn into a gastronomic ‘disaster’, where the wine will cover the chocolate, we provide you below with a few useful and easy tips to create the most suitable combinations!

Initially, it would be good not to combine bitter-tasting chocolates with strong tannic wines, as both will cause a strong sensation of tartness in the mouth and will not balance each other. The bitter sensation of a dark chocolate is intensified by a tannic wine like Geróklima. Therefore, if you are a fan of dark chocolate, you should go for glass of Commandaria. Its intense sweetness will balance the sweetless flavour of dark chocolate. For this reason, if you are in the mood for one of the solid wines of Oenou Yi – Ktima Vassiliades, then choose Geróklima or Red Melody in combination with sweet flavours and milk chocolate.

On the other hand, if you prefer white chocolate, you could go for our white semi-sweet Thaleró, although you could also ‘take the risk’ of causing a taste contrast by choosing the fruity and dense-textured Premium Chardonnay that will perfectly match the creamy body of white chocolate.
If you want to further challenge your taste buds, you can combine a Playiá White Dry or a Pente Lithária with dark chocolate, as their high acidity and freshness will cool the tartness left behind by the bitter chocolate.

Finally, and ideally, we suggest you create a tasting night, where, just like with wine tasting, you will try different types of chocolate with different types of wine! You could also turn the tasting into a ‘blind’ process, where the taster -your partner!- will not know which bottle the wine comes from and thus will record his or her impressions on a piece of paper. Or you could just simply start the process together from the lightest and whitest flavours to the more solid. Your night couldn’t possibly get any sweeter!