This post is sponsored by Clos du Bois and BROOKSIDE Chocolate
The holiday season is in full swing. Many of us have our calendars filled with holiday parties, cookie exchanges and even dinner plans with friends. And with less than three weeks until Christmas it’s crunch time. Don’t panic! Relax and enjoy this festive season with a glass of wine and chocolates.
What’s not to love about wine and chocolate, especially during the holidays? Chocolate paired with a delicious red wine is the perfect match. I’ve always enjoyed pairing wine with food and cheese, but to pair wine with chocolate is a delightful treat. For me this holiday season is about effortless entertaining. I am keeping things simple so I can enjoy the holidays with family and friends. Creating a wine and chocolate bar is an easy idea for everyone to enjoy a sweet treat and a glass of wine that takes no time to prepare. Whether you are hosting a holiday party or heading out to one, treat everyone to a fun wine and chocolate pairing with Clos du Bois and BROOKSIDE Chocolate.
Clos du Bois began with a vision of blending fine French winemaking techniques with the best Sonoma grapes to craft a range of balanced, approachable wines. Year after year, their wines have been appreciated by both wine critics and wine lovers alike. Pinot Noir is one of my favorite red wines and Clos du Bois makes a beautiful Pinot Noir with an intense aroma of cherry, dried roses and earthy undertones. This pairs nicely BROOKSIDE Pomegranate Flavor Dark Chocolates. If you have every tried Brookside Chocolate before you know they are addicting! BROOKSIDE Chocolate is rich, dark chocolate with sweetened soft centers made with exotic fruit flavors. It’s chocolate like you’ve never experienced before.
Don’t be left empty handed
Have you ever had family or friends stop over unexpectedly or last minute? I have so I’ve learned to be prepared. Even though we have had no snow here in Buffalo yet the last thing I hate is having to run out to the store when it’s snowy or cold to get some munchies to serve. I always like to be prepared having a few items on hand that I can whip up a festive holiday tray. My go to items include a few bottles of Clos du Bois wine, a package of BROOKSIDE chocolates placed in a bowl and a simple cheese tray with some crackers, grapes and cheese. Easy peasy! That’s what I call effortless entertaining! Wine, chocolates and cheese – what’s not to love about that?
Give the gift of wine and chocolates
Who doesn’t love wine and chocolates? Not only is it good for easy entertaining but a gift basket or gift bag with a bottle of wine and a bag of chocolates makes a nice gift too. It’s also nice to have on hand if someone pops over and brings you a little gift. Have a bottle of Clos du Bois wine and a bag of BROOKSIDE Chocolates packaged up nicely in a basket or gift bag just in case you need an extra gift on hand. And if you don’t give it to anyone you can enjoy the wine and chocolates after the holidays are over. It’s definitely a gift you don’t mind keeping for yourself.
Clos du Bois Pinot Noir has the flavor of sweet cherry fruit wrapped in a silky, rich and lush texture. Pair with BROOKSIDE Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Flavor with smooth, semi-sweet dark chocolate that is surrounded by bright, ripe pomegranate flavor.
Clos du Bois Rouge is a deep ruby-red wine with aromas of jammy blackberry, plum, chocolate, mocha and roasted coffee. Pair with BROOKSIDE Dark Chocolate Crunchy Clusters with smooth, dark chocolate and cranberry, blueberry and raspberry flavors and the crunch of crisp rice and whole grain oats.
Clos du Bois Merlot is velvety with aromas of black cherry, ripe plum, spice and sweet tobacco. Pair with BROOKSIDE Dark Chocolate Acai and Blueberry Flavor chocolates highlighting the flavor of ripe, lush blueberries.
Clos du Bois Cabernet Sauvignon has a complex aroma of ripe blackberries with hints of mocha, bittersweet chocolate and flavors of juicy dark berries. Pair with BROOKSIDE Dark Chocolate Goji and Raspberry Flavor chocolates highlighting the flavor or sweet raspberries.
BROOKSIDE Chocolate and Clos du Bois is giving away a lovely prize pack including BROOKSIDE Chocolates, wine goblets, corkscrew and wine bottle caps to one lucky Mother Thyme reader! Simply fill out the entry form below for your chance to win! Giveaway ends Saturday December 12, 2015 at 11:59pm. Good luck!
Disclosure – Compensation was provided by BROOKSIDE Chocolate via MomTrends Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Brookside or Momtrends Media.