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Happy Hour: Holiday Dessert Pairings (Part I)

JBF Editors

JBF Editors

December 05, 2014


red wine

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!