Thursday, April 5, 2018
The cofounder and managing director of Scarlata Chocolate, Edward Anderton oversees daily operations and explores new markets for a Seattle-based company focused on creating unique confections with dark chocolate. One of Edward Anderton’s many accomplishments with Scarlata Chocolate is establishing and maintaining partnerships with local wineries, thus allowing his company to host chocolate and wine pairing events.
One of the boxes sold by Scarlata Chocolate is a mixed box perfect for pairing the company’s different chocolates with wine. The Mixed Wine Pairing Truffles box is available as a box of 6 or 12 truffles and gives wine and chocolate enthusiasts the chance to try three of Scarlata Chocolate’s signature chocolates: the San Juan Salted Caramel, Pure Dark Chocolate, and Grand Marnier Burnt Sugar Orange.
Port wines, some merlots, and some Syrahs are a great match for the San Juan Salted Caramel truffle. Consisting of a soft caramel draped in 70 percent dark chocolate, this truffle’s name comes from the San Juan Islands sea salt adorning the top.
The company’s Pure Dark Chocolate truffle is a dark chocolate rectangle made from 70 percent dark chocolate. It also includes a bit of cream and touch of honey. Scarlata Chocolate recommends pairing this truffle with a red wine that has medium tannins and is medium to full-bodied. Bordeaux blends and Cabernet Sauvignon are perfect wines to pair with this truffle.
Finally, the Grand Marnier Burnt Sugar Orange truffle pairs best with dry Riesling or a sparkling wine. It’s made from orange essential oil and a small helping of Grand Marnier liqueur, and features a 39 percent milk chocolate shell surrounding a burnt sugar caramel.