Days of Wine & Chocolate is the concluding event of Winter in Niagara-on-the-Lake Wine Country (Winter in Wine Country). Winter in Wine Country spans over four months in 2012 and 2013 and features a unique event each month. Taste the Season was offered in November, Stocking Days of Christmas is December’s featured event and the Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Festival takes place in January.
The Days of Wine & Chocolate Touring Pass Event is back in 2013 and the Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake are showcasing more delectable wine and chocolate-inspired pairings than ever before. Each of the 28 member wineries will pair a premium VQA wine matched with new chocolate-infused dishes. The event takes place weekends, including Fridays, during February 2013 (1/2/3, 8/9/10, 15/16/17, 22/23/24) from 11 am to 5 pm.
“This year we will be increasing the scope of food pairings to include both sweet and savoury dishes infused with decadent chocolate,” remarks Tim Coons, chair of the Days of Wine & Chocolate committee, “Using local ingredients and chocolate to accompany our wines adds a delicious new feature to this popular event.”
Each of the 28 Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake have assigned their winemakers with the task of finding the perfect wines to accompany decadent chocolate infused dishes. The wine and food selections will tantalize the palates of guests with both classic flavour combination and unexpected sweet and savory surprises. Check out the full listing of featured VQA wine and chocolate infused pairings.
The Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake are committed to working with local suppliers in addition to their in-house culinary teams as they develop their tastings. Niagara-on-the-Lake pastry chef Catherine O’Donnell of Willow Cakes & Pastries will be working with many of the wineries again in 2013. Her team will create over 50,000 delectable sweet savory dishes infused with chocolate and other local ingredients during the month-long event.
Days of Wine and Chocolate Touring Pass Giveaway
We're thrilled to offer a pair of passes valid for any weekend in February for a lucky FBC Member and a friend to attend Days of Wine and Chocolate!
To enter, visit the Days of Wine and Chocolate page and tell us what pairing you'd most like to taste in the comments below.
For a bonus entry, tweet the following message:
Enter to win 2 passes to Days of Wine and Chocolate from @NiagaraWine and @foodbloggersCA ! Details here: http://bit.ly/WImz7f
then come back to leave a separate comment letting us know you did.
Contest closes Sunday January 27th at 6pm EST. Winner will be chosen via random.org and announced in the News on Monday, January 28th.