Dessert Rosé Wine with Chocolate Fudge

Behold, the new making its way into the ranks of reds and whites, building a name for itself in the wine industry. This exceptional pale pink drink has exploded in the United States market, gaining respect over the past few years.

Mostly available during the warm months of the year, this type of wine that wine lovers have been enjoying, is believed to have originated from Provence, the wine-making region of France.

Though some would think that rosé comes from pin grapes (knowing that red wines come from red grapes and whites from white grapes), it is actually because of the minimal contact between the juice and grape skin during pre-fermentation. This process gives rosé its signature pale pink color.

Often coming in flavors of red fruit, flowers, citrus or melon, it makes rosé the perfect match for some chocolate fudge. Imagine that sweet hint of dry wine and citrusy flavors of rosé complementing the gooey and chocolatey taste of a classic chocolate fudge. That would be phenomenal!

And so that you could try this pairing yourself, here’s the recipe for making your own chocolate fudge.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter (plus more for greasing the dish)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk the mixture to the desired consistency. If lumps appear in the mixture just let it be for it will all go away as the mixture gets heated.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil over a low flame and occasionally stir the mixture to avoid possible scorching.
  3. When the fudge is ready, gently stir in the vanilla and butter and place the fudge onto an ice bath and let it cool. Make sure it is still in liquid consistency.
  4. When cooled, pour the mixture into a pan covered with butter and let it cool to room temperature.
  5. As the fudge solidifies, it now can be cut up into cubes or bite-sized pieces and served with your favorite rosé wine.

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