Best friends, more like sisters. It’s a beautiful thing.
Happy Tuesday, everyone! It’s my birthday month and I tend to like to hibernate like a bear and enjoy much repose during this time before Spring arrives. My dear family and friends know how important this time is for me and are always supportive of my actions, as odd as they can be. 😉
Onward to the good stuff! I have been ecstatic to share this beautiful purple box, adorned with a luscious matching ribbon that arrived last week.
I was notified earlier in the week that a package will be delivered on Saturday morning.
“It’s Saturday! Ekk, I have a delivery coming in!” As the door bell rang, I raced for the door to find this big corrugated paper box, signature required. With much anticipation and curiosity, I immediately plowed through the packaging and excess paper filler to find this impressive box of Vosges!
Vosges is one of my favorite gourmet chocolate brands. Founder and Chocolatier Katrina Markoff has created a well balanced experience between spices and chocolate.
The Swanson Vineyards Oakville Merlot, Napa Valley + Dark Chocolate Truffle Collection pairs well together. The gift box includes 9 truffles, a bottle of hand-selected wine, tasting notes and pairing suggestions. The tasting note set allows the gift receiver to learn more about how to pair wine and chocolate together as well as offering tips and recommendations on how to set up your own wine and chocolate tasting party. Both delicious and educational. I am definitely going to save the set for future use.
A sample from the pairing guidelines. ” Swanson’s 2009 Oakville Merlot opens with a bouquet of black cherry and plum, leading to powerful notes of espresso and smoked berries. Its fine-grained tannins linger on the palate and transform as they combine with dark chocolate.”
Even though this gift was unexpected, it was very much appreciated. Bravo, my dear friends for this fantastic gift! Thank you for loving me. I love it!
More words just get in the way. Please take a visual scroll and explore with me.
Wine and chocolate pairing. What more can my insatiable dessert palate would require?
The juxtaposition of flowers, roots, herbs and spices play with dark chocolate from around the world is an outstanding provocative dance and taste on flavors. Attractive packaging perfects the experience.
Check out my previous blog entry for Vosges: http://jesswords.com/vosges-haut-chocolate/
Enjoy each day, make it a delectable one! Xoxo