Choc Au Vin! Chocolate & Wine Pairing Masterclass

Join us for a masterclass in matching Chocolate with Wine with Jilly Goolden and Mary-Ann O'Brien. Lily O'Brien's luxury, premium chocolates paired with the perfect selection of delicious wines and cocktails.
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Pairing Chocolate & Wine Orange & Bergamot Ganache with Torres Floralis Moscatel Oro

“This ‘pudding wine’ made from the very sweet, rich, dark sun-dried Pedro Ximinez grapes has a scent of coffee liqueur and sumptuous sticky toffee and prune flavours; so when combined with the Macchiato chocolate, there is an explosion of coffee flavours and a strong suggestion of scrumptious fruit cake. Scrunchy and munchy, yum...”

“This ‘pudding wine’ made from the very sweet, rich, dark sun-dried Pedro Ximinez grapes has a scent of coffee liqueur and sumptuous sticky toffee and prune flavours; so when combined with the Macchiato chocolate, there is an explosion of coffee flavours and a strong suggestion of scrumptious fruit cake. Scrunchy and munchy, yum...”

“The very dry Manzanilla fino is produced in Sanluca de Barrameda in South West Spain and has an inkling of a salty note. The sherry’s scent is yeasty, with top notes of ozone and when combined with the Salted Caramel chocolate you get sweet and tart, lush and austere, stippled through with the constant salty note. Hauntingly different!”

Lily O'Brien's Salted Caramel, Milk Chocolate Bar – the unexpected but highly successful salty note in this toffee-rich milk chocolate bar deserves an unusua.

“Kir (formerly known as Blanc-Cassis) is dry white wine with a dash of Crème de Cassis de Dijon, an aromatic dark blackcurrant flavoured liqueur. The luscious dark fruit flavour dovetails sublimely with this decadently rich dark chocolate. An irresistible combination!”

“Kir (formerly known as Blanc-Cassis) is dry white wine with a dash of Crème de Cassis de Dijon, an aromatic dark blackcurrant flavoured liqueur. The luscious dark fruit flavour dovetails sublimely with this decadently rich dark chocolate. An irresistible combination!”

“This classic sweet wine from the southern Rhone valley, first made by the Greeks, is evocative of toffee apples and orange blossom. Sipped alongside this malty sweet chocolate, exotic tropical flavours are suggested, highlighted by the wine’s bright citrus acidity.”

“This classic sweet wine from the southern Rhone valley, first made by the Greeks, is evocative of toffee apples and orange blossom. Sipped alongside this malty sweet chocolate, exotic tropical flavours are suggested, highlighted by the wine’s bright citrus acidity.”

“Floralys is a Spanish vino de licor, meaning plump muscatel grapes are crushed and grape spirit is added to the juice before fermentation.  This makes it an intensely aromatic, naturally sweet wine with vivid orange notes and it’s therefore a perfect partner for the Orange & Bergamot Ganache, accentuating the vivid, zesty orange flavours and subtly developing the exotic bergamot smokiness on the finish.”

“Floralys is a Spanish vino de licor, meaning plump muscatel grapes are crushed and grape spirit is added to the juice before fermentation. This makes it an intensely aromatic, naturally sweet wine with vivid orange notes and it’s therefore a perfect partner for the Orange & Bergamot Ganache, accentuating the vivid, zesty orange flavours and subtly developing the exotic bergamot smokiness on the finish.”

Peppermint Crunch with a twist of Basil Dark Chocolate Bar - Rich dark chocolate encases peppermint as fresh as a garden herb complimented by subtle notes of basil and accompanied by an audible crunch!  Paired with…  Tia Espresso Ice Cocktail - Tia Maria, £15.00, Sainsbury’s  “Equal quantities of Tia Maria, chilled espresso coffee and milk combine to make this brilliant ‘after dinner’ cocktail with sumptuous coffee notes which combine magically with the peppermint and basil combination…

Peppermint Crunch with a twist of Basil Dark Chocolate Bar - Rich dark chocolate encases peppermint as fresh as a garden herb complimented by subtle notes of basil and accompanied by an audible crunch!

Lemon Meringue Pie from Lily O'Brien's Ultimate Chocolate Collection. Eat your heart out lemon meringue pie... this chocolate eclipses the pudding in every way! Zingingly fresh lemon puree with a crunchy sugar edge wrapped in dark chocolate...   Paired with…  Luxado Limoncello Liqueur, £12.00, Sainsbury’s; topped up with San Pellegrino Limonata  “The super-lemony flavour of Limoncello is subdued to become the hand-in-glove partner for Lily O’Brien’s vividly flavoured Lemon Meringue Pie by…

Lemon Meringue Pie from Lily O'Brien's Ultimate Chocolate Collection. Eat your heart out lemon meringue pie. this chocolate eclipses the pudding in every w.

Caramel Macchiato from Lily O'Brien's Ultimate Chocolate Collection – The intense scent of rich coffee blends in the mouth deliciously with luxurious toffee and smooth milky chocolate.  Paired with…  12-year-old Pedro Ximinez Sherry, £8.00, Sainsbury’s  “This ‘pudding wine’ made from the very sweet, rich, dark sun-dried Pedro Ximinez grapes has a scent of coffee liqueur and sumptuous sticky toffee and prune flavours; so when combined with the Macchiato chocolate, there is an explosion of…

Caramel Macchiato from Lily O'Brien's Ultimate Chocolate Collection – The intense scent of rich coffee blends in the mouth deliciously with luxurious toffee .

Lily O'Brien's Salted Caramel, Milk Chocolate Bar – the unexpected but highly successful salty note in this toffee-rich milk chocolate bar deserves an unusual running mate!  Paired with…  Hidalgo La Gitana Manzanilla Sherry, £10.00, Waitrose  “The very dry Manzanilla fino is produced in Sanluca de Barrameda in South West Spain and has an inkling of a salty note.  The sherry’s scent is yeasty, with top notes of ozone and when combined with the Salted Caramel chocolate you get sweet and tart…

Lily O'Brien's Salted Caramel, Milk Chocolate Bar – the unexpected but highly successful salty note in this toffee-rich milk chocolate bar deserves an unusua.

Ultimate Collection’s Death by Chocolate. A beautifully rich smooth chocolate ganache in a dark chocolate shell.  Paired with…   Kir. Tesco finest Crème de Cassis, £9.00, Tesco, and Laurent Miquel Nocturnes Viognier, £8.99, Waitrose (or any similar white wine)  “Kir (formerly known as Blanc-Cassis) is dry white wine with a dash of Crème de Cassis de Dijon, an aromatic dark blackcurrant flavoured liqueur. The luscious dark fruit flavour dovetails sublimely with this decadently rich dark…

Ultimate Collection’s Death by Chocolate. A beautifully rich smooth chocolate ganache in a dark chocolate shell. Paired with… Kir.

Lily O'Brien's Malted Chocolate Crunch, Milk Chocolate Bar– Rich milky chocolate with a maltiness, evocative of a luxurious night-time drink, and shot through with moreish crunchy nuggets.  Paired with…  Beaumes de Venise Muscat Carte Or, £7.99, Waitrose   “This classic sweet wine from the southern Rhone valley, first made by the Greeks, is evocative of toffee apples and orange blossom. Sipped alongside this malty sweet chocolate, exotic tropical flavours are suggested, highlighted by the…

Lily O'Brien's Malted Chocolate Crunch, Milk Chocolate Bar– Rich milky chocolate with a maltiness, evocative of a luxurious night-time drink, and shot throug.

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