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After attending the Great Wine & Chocolate Dessert Challenge two weeks ago, we received invitations to two more Chocolate Festival 2010 events. Mr. and I attended both events this weekend, making it a chocolate trilogy. And here is Part 2 and Part 3 of the Chocolate Festival Saga.

Fort Wine Co Wines, Chocolate, and Desserts

This event took place on Friday at the historic Mackin House in Coquitlam. It’s a 100 year old heritage home showcasing the turn-of-the-century lifestyle. With the warm fireplace burning on a cold, rainy evening, the house provided the 20 attendees with an intimate setting for chocolate and wine tasting. Blodwyn and Ted from Fort Wine Co. hosted the event by enlightening the guests with the history of chocolate and fruit wine production.

Ted explains the fruit wine production

Ted explains the fruit wine production

The evening was followed by the pouring of five different wines from Fort Wine Co., including two table wines and three dessert wines. They were paired with three types of chocolate from Organic Fair on the Island.

Pick Me - Strawberry Table Wine with Forte, 83% Dark Chocolate

Pick Me - Strawberry Table Wine with Forte, 83% Dark Chocolate

Of everything we tried, we particularly enjoyed the Isle Queen, the port-style blackberry wine, and Finger Fruit, the raspberry dessert wine. (more…)

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Thanks to Vancouver Foodster, I scored two free tickets to attend a Chocolate Festival event – The Great Wine & Dessert Challenge. It took place last Sunday night at Place des Arts in Coquitlam.

The Great Wine & Dessert Challenge

The Great Wine & Dessert Challenge

At the event we got to taste 5 dessert wines, paired with 5 chocolate-inspired desserts by Gourmet Baker. John Gerum from West Coast Wine Education led the event and started off by explaining the dessert wine production and how to pair chocolate with wine & liquer.

Wine & Dessert Pairing

Move onto the tasting. (more…)

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