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Chocolate + Wine Tasting at Chocolaterie Tessa

February 11th, 2015

I confess that I’m a total chocoholic. So when Tessa Halstead, creative gal and second-gen chocolatier (her dad was an early pioneer of artisanal chocolate-making!) invited our team to meet at her darling Austin shop for a wine & chocolate tasting party, we couldn’t wait to make this our next field trip. Much to our tastebuds’ delight, the Chocolaterie Tessa team led us through a chocolate lover’s fantasy, showing us the right way to pair her decadent creations with the vino that will bring out its flavors best. Click through to learn all about how to buy the very best chocolate, then setup the wine pairings for your next fun gathering — this February 14th perhaps? Just be forewarned: serious chocolate cravings may occur by the time you reach the end of this post…

*photos by kate lesueur

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  1. Thanks for the heads up, Jessi! I would never have been able to leave that place. Everything looks incredible! I’m looking forward to implementing some of Tessa’s pairing advice.

  2. Lucy says:

    Can’t wait to visit the shop and try the chocolates. (And love the signature Chocolaterie Tessa blue packaging!)

  3. What a fun event. I’ve taken a few chocolatier classes at Sur La Table and loved it. I love pairing wines that aren’t quite traditional pairings, like soft merlots, Malbec, and Sauv Blanc with chocolate. It has to be the right wine with the right chocolate but it’s so much better than heavy-handed dessert wines!

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