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Happy Hour: Holiday Dessert Pairings (Part I)

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December 05, 2014

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For those who are looking to make the holidays even merrier, we asked Bernie Sun, corporate beverage director of JBF Award winner Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s restaurants, to suggest affordable wine pairings for the season’s classic desserts. To start, we asked Sun to recommend the perfect pairing for a chocolate–peppermint ganache tart. His pick? Justin Obtuse Dessert Wine 2011 ($15). "Chocolate and mint are prized Cabernet flavors, and this late-harvest blend from California’s Central Coast matches up beautifully," he explained. 

chocolate caramel tartlet

To whip up a similar dessert, try this recipe for chocolate–caramel tartlets with fleur de sel. Happy holidays!