Wine Pairings

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Jessica and Becky and Wine and Caramels

 

Original Caramel
The Original Caramel, with relatively lower salt and flavor intensity than the other caramels, pairs best with a sweeter wine. Jessica recommends: Riesling, Prosecco, Moscato, White Port.

 

Beer & Pretzel Caramel
The Beer and Pretzel Caramel pairs well with malty Belgian ales, but also dry, fruity red wines. The higher salt and flavor intensity lessens the effects sugar can have on dry wines. Choose ripe, low tannin, full-bodied and high-alcohol reds. These dry reds, with a smooth mouth feel, pair seamlessly with this caramel. Jessica recommends: Zinfandel, Petite Syrah, Garnacha, Red Blends.

 

Sea Salt Caramel & Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel
The Sea Salt Caramel and the Dark Chocolate Sea Salt can also pair well with drier wines. The wines should be red, fruity and full of flavor intensity. These caramels also do remarkably well with ports and aged sweet white wines. Jessica recommends: Zinfandel, Garnacha, Ruby Port, Tawny Port, Sherry, Sauternes.

 


 

There are three major elements to consider when pairing caramels with wine, in this order: sugar, salt, and intensity of flavor. Sweet foods should be paired with sweet wines. Clearly, all caramels are sweet, but the salt and intensity of flavor can, in essence, ‘balance’ the sweetness, allowing for drier wines to work.
Jessica Bell

My Wine School & HaloVinoTM

 


 

JessicaBell274FwebIn 2006, with wine retail, fine dining and wholesale experience in her back pocket, as well as a Diploma in Wine & Spirits from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and a certificate in Viticulture and Vinification from the American Sommelier Association, Jessica founded My Wine School, a wine school servicing Chicago and Milwaukee. For ten years, Jessica instructed everyone from wine enthusiasts to Chicago’s top sommeliers. She traveled the globe becoming a certified educator of several regions, including Burgundy and Napa Valley, among others. She became the host of two-time Emmy nominated food show, Wisconsin Foodie. In 2016, she invented and launched HaloVinoTM glassware, the world’s first shatterproof, stackable, stemless wine glass. Read Jessica’s full story at MyWineSchool.com

BeckyRebecca is best known for her award-winning artisan caramels and fast-paced entrepreneurial spirit. Since founding Becky’s Blissful Bakery, Rebecca has become a speaker, author, educator, and business leader, winning several entrepreneurial accolades and awards. Rebecca has not only grown her business, but has continued to help other entrepreneurs along the way by educating, consulting, and connecting. Her drive to innovate, dedication to her community, and genuine personality have all contributed to a number of successful partnerships with other leaders in the Good Food movement. Rebecca remains grateful and humbled by the growth of the business. She considers it a great honor to be a part of people’s joyful occasions and celebrations. Read Rebecca’s full story at BeckysBlissfulBakery.com