February 7, 2022

3 Valentine’s Day Desserts and Wine Pairings 

Still not sure what to do with your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day? Surprise them with a delicious dessert and wine pairing! These three beautiful dessert recipes are to swoon for and each can be paired with a suggested California Wine. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Chocolate Tart with Raspberry Sour Cream

You can never go wrong with a chocolate tart. Enjoy the classic combination of dark chocolate and tart, sweet berries in a tender, buttery crust. Add some more raspberries for an extra touch of romantic red. 

Our wine pairing suggestions: Either go for a fun California Sparkling Wine or a bold Late Harvest Zinfandel.

Soft-Centered Chocolate Babycakes with Red Wine Raspberry Sauce

If you can’t imagine Valentine’s Day without chocolate, consider adding these mini-cakes to the menu. Served warm with a red wine raspberry sauce, these babycakes are almost molten inside, with crunchy edges. When cool, they taste like a super-rich brownie.

Our wine pairing suggestions: Either go for a sweet California Dessert Wine, also called late harvest wines, or the classic, bubbly California Sparkling Wine.

Winter Berry Forest Cake in a Cup

Rich chocolate cake with rich blackberries, raspberries, and whipped cream. This decadent classic dessert is the perfect finale after a dinner date and an especially good pairing with California red wines. 

Our wine pairing suggestions: Either go for a rich California ​​Cabernet Sauvignon or an aromatic Petite Sirah. 

Find out more about California Wines at discovercaliforniawines.com and learn more about wine selecting, tasting and serving. Enjoy!