Founder & Chocolatier
As a certified chocolatier, I design and create artisanal chocolates that pair perfectly with wines and spirits. I also host guided chocolate and wine tastings in your home or office, and at special events and wine bars. And I share my explorations in chocolate on my blog here....
Wine or Spirits & Chocolate Pairing Events
April 27 Philo Ridge Vineyards Wine & Chocolate Tasting at the Boonville Hotel, Boonville CA
May 19 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Celebration featuring our chocolates.
May 26 Taste of Chocolate, Wine & Ale in Mendocino featuring our chocolates.
- Sammy's Beach Bar Rum-infused chocolate featured at Saylor's Restaurant Rockin' Rum Party in Sausalito tonight 5 months ago
Tag Archives: chocolate
The word “spirits” can conjure up, quite literally, ghostly miasmas and manifestations. When it comes to chocolate infused with alcohol spirits, the only thing ghostly is that the chocolates vanish almost instantly and can be hard to take a picture … Continue reading
“Enter as strangers ~ Leave as friends.” ~ greeting in the tasting room at James Cole In the gorgeous, candlelit wine cellar of James Cole Winery on the Silverado Trail in Napa, guests were treated to a veritable Valentine’s Day wine and chocolate … Continue reading
Galloping Gourmet? Hardly. That would have required an English accent (I only have a Canadian one); running and leaping over chairs (I was wearing heels so that was out of the question); and copious amounts of wine quaffed during my … Continue reading
Regusci Winery has added chocolate (but not just any chocolate!) to its tasting room offerings. Joined by expert wine and food collaborators, Leslie Schwartz, Events Coordinator (and CIA trained pastry chef) and Dean Williams, Tasting Room Manager at Regusci Winery, … Continue reading
Bubbles started the evening, berries and cherries carried it and boxes closed it out. And each of them celebrated chocolate, of course. The evening’s celebratory wine and chocolate flight at Wellington’s Wine Bar began with a glass of slightly tart, … Continue reading
Endless views of rolling hills with vines upon vines. Luscious wine full of dark fruit and subtle earthiness. And dark chocolate infused with the deep, lush fruit tones of the wine. Where is this heaven on earth? Bialla Vineyards at … Continue reading
There’s nothing quite like a flight of wine to pique your fancy except when it’s paired with chocolate! And when the venue is as lusciously elegant as Nectar Wine Lounge, you experience the fanciful made real with all your senses…. … Continue reading
Designing a product is designing a relationship. –Steve Rogers I recently bought a bottle of Joel Gott’s 2009 815 Cabernet Sauvignon–it came highly recommended as a reasonably priced Cab with legs and I wanted to taste it before a pairing. I … Continue reading
Not long after being back from vacation–we sailed down to Santa Cruz on our first offshore sailing adventure, which is a rather entertaining, edge-of-your-seat, and often hilarious story, but I promise not to go into that here–I approached a local … Continue reading
What could possibly distract me from chocolate? Babies. Puppies. Kitchens (professional ones, that is). For the past month, I’ve been lovingly focused on these three things and pretty much these three things only. First, is the birth of my husband’s … Continue reading