By Melissa Byron
11:00 AM EST, February 7, 2013
found at: Vinted Wine Bar (West Hartford)
What's a good wine to pair with chocolate?
Portuguese wines pair naturally with chocolate, especially dark chocolate. Everyone knows Portugal for dessert wines. I would suggest Colheita Quinita Do Portal. I would also suggest a port. A Tawny, which blends well with caramel is also good.
What's a good champagne to order?
Nicolas Feuillatte Rose. Rose is nice because it has a little bit more structure to it. It has more Pinot Noir and it has that blush color. the Louis Roederer Brut is also good; Brut means dryer than extra dry. We sell the rose here in half bottles only.
Romantic wines for Valentine's day?
Something that does not need to be kept cold. If you get sidetracked cooking dinner or otherwise it can be re-visited as time permits. We have a new wine called The Troublemaker, which is a red blend. When you encourage someone to try The Troublemaker, they are in for a good time. For a white I would suggest Moscat De Beaumes-De-Venise.
Do you serve wine cocktails?
Yes, we have regular bar. We serve sangria by the glass, both red and white. We also make a Deshler cocktail, which has Vermouth, (yes, Vermouth is a wine) sour mash whiskey, Grand Marnier and bitters. We also make our own Bellinis, with our fresh homemade peach puree and Prosecco.
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