On Saturday, February 9, Verdigris Tea and Chocolate Bar will host a wine and chocolate tasting. The chocolates for sampling are the creations of local chocolatier Christopher Norman and the wines are selected by Lewis Dimm, proprietor of Fairview Wines & Spirits, who offers this advice about pairing chocolate and wine: "There are two things a taster must remember when selecting wines to match up with chocolates. The first is that the wine must be sweeter than the chocolates. The second is that red wine works really well with fat. The cocoa butter that makes chocolate smooth and silky also tempers and softens the tannins in a big red wine. So choosing a very sweet red wine, full-bodied, is probably a safe bet."
The tasting begins at 5 p.m. and continues until 7. Verdigris Tea and Chocolate Bar is located at 135 Warren Street, at the corner of Second Street.