Chocolate & Wine Pairings

Traditional Pairings

Extra Dark (70%)
Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux, Barolo, Malbec

Medium Dark (60%)
Merlot, Shiraz, Zinfandel, Chianti, Rhone

Smooth Dark (54%)
Champagne, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Vintage Port

Milk chocolate(46%)
Port, Sherry, Dessert Wines, Rose, Burgundy

Additional Pairings

Brix also pairs with a variety of wine styles and grape types from various regions around the world.

Extra Dark (70%)
Cabernet Franc, Touriga Nacional, Super Tuscans, Amarone, Barbaresco, Nebbiolo, young Shiraz, Tannat

Medium Dark (60%)
Brunello de Montalcino, Montepulciano, Sangiovese, Tempranillo (Rioja), Grenache/Garnacha, Carmenere, Primitivo, Mourvedre, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz, Baco Noir

Smooth Dark (54%)
Prosecco, Brachetto, Beaujolais, Gamay, Baco Noir, White Port, LBV Port, Ruby Port, Aligote, Viognier, Chenin Blanc, Gewurtztraminer, Semillon, Pinot Gris, Vidal

Milk chocolate(46%)
Late harvest wines, Madeira, Tokai, Sauternes, Muscat

Spirits Pairings

Courtesy of our Australian friends exhaustive research on Brix spirits pairings.

Extra Dark (70%)
Pairs well with strong, spicy whiskies, generally aged in sherry casks Bruichladdich Octomore, Amrut, Nant Tasmanian Single Malt unpeated Whisky, Single Malt Whisky, cognac and armagnac

Medium Dark (60%)
Pairs well with smoky, spicier whiskies, generally aged in sherry casks: Talisker Storm Scotch Whisky, Chiva Regal 12 year old, Yamazaki 12 year old single malt Japanese whisky, Bowmore Scotch Whisky, Drambuie 15 year old Scotch Whisky Liqueur

Smooth Dark (54%)
Pairs with smooth, sweeter whiskies aged in bourbon casks: Glen Moray 12 year old, The Dubliner Irish Whiskey Liqueur, Poitin Irish Whiskey, Tasmanian Lark Single Malt

Milk Chocolate (46%)
Pairs with whisky liqueurs and smooth, sweeter whiskies with caramel and/or vanilla tones, often aged in bourbon casks: Drambuie, Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Scotch Whisky, Glen Grant 16 year old, Starwood, Glenlivet 12 year old Scotch Whisky