Match of the week | Chocolate and muscadel

Match of the week

Chocolate and muscadel

There hasn’t been much food and wine pairing going on in the Beckett household this week as I lost my sense of taste with Covid - fortunately for only four days - but I tasted a wine yesterday that I know would make the perfect match with chocolate.

It’s a South African sweet red wine called Muscadel aka muscat and it’s not widely available in the UK but you can buy it as part of the Banks Brothers range.

What I particularly like about it is that it’s bottled young and at a lower ABV than port which gives it a really lovely fresh berry fruit flavour that would be great with chocolate.

At £19.50 for three 250ml cans it’s not cheap but it would make a perfect Easter treat to give someone along with their Easter egg. You can also buy it by the bottle. Frontier Fine Wines sells the Rustenberg for £10.50 a half bottle. It would be good to see more of it here.

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