Chocolate and wine are a very traditional pairing and become especially important when it comes to Valentine’s Day.

Ask almost anyone what they will be giving their sweetheart this Valentine's Day, and they will respond with one simple word: chocolate. What kind and from where is another question. And then there is the question of which wine to pair along. Snooth Editor Kate Statton has put together a guide for choosing chocolate over on What's Cookin'. My job? Pitting two different wines against each product in hopes of finding the perfect match.

A red and a white wine were selected as the test products. For the white, I chose a sweeter Riesling - 2009 Piesporter Michelsberg Riesling Auslese from Mosel. For the red, I chose a heavier style - 2009 J. Lohr Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles. Two very different wines that revealed some very interesting, and delicious, conclusions.

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