Candy is dandy, but chocolate wine really seems to get taste buds in an uproar.
Sold as dessert wines and particularly popular around chocolate-centric holidays such as Valentine’s Day and Easter, the wines fit into a larger trend that has seen Americans embracing their penchant for wines that are fruity and sweet, such as moscato, the sweet and zesty white wine that took off last summer.
Chocolate wines generally fall into two camps. Some are port-style wines that are dark red and have, if done right, a rich, dark chocolate taste. The other style mixes cream into the wine, creating a sort of adult milk shake.