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#Rockmill Brewery Tasting at Sher Bliss Wine & Chocolate

Matt Barbee of Rockmill BreweryRockmill Brewery tasting with Matt Barbee

Sher-Bliss Wine & Chocolates was so happy to welcome Matthew Barbee of Rockmill Brewery for a sampling of his Belgian-style, Organic ales produced in nearby Lancaster, Ohio.  Guests were charmed by Matt’s undeniable pride and expertise in what he has

accomplished.  Everyone greatly enjoyed the chocolate and cheese paired to each of the four beers.  The combinations were all great, but the standouts were the Italian glaceed lemon peel dipped in white chocolate and a liberal smattering of Himalayan sea salt with the Witbier, the Dubbel paired to white cheddar with milk chocolate shavings and dark almond bark were not surprisingly delicious, and the Tripel with a triple crème bleu was one of those “what’s not to like dah-ling?”

We will do this again, but the suitcase box from Rockmill beautifully displays all four beers and the chocolates can be made and packaged

Chocolate and cheese pairings

Chocolate and cheese pairings

for your at-home pleasure, or gift-giving.

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Private events at Sher-Bliss Wine & Chocolates are….sher bliss!

Wine-tasting

What happens at Sher-Bliss stays at Sher-Bliss…unless you tell us otherwise.  This group provided pics so others can learn what fun abounds here!  These ladies had a blast at a winetasting, chocolate-making birthday celebration.  Guests chose four wines paired with chocolates, enjoyed appetizers of chocolate black bean burger sliders, blueberry-sea-salted watermelon and chocolate-dipped fruits.  We then turned them loose with a melter full of tempered dark, Belgian chocolate, dippables, enrobeables and candy molds.  I have been doing this for a long time and this was a talented bunch of chocolatiers.

Wines selected for reasons that make them a perfect pairing with foods where chocolate takes a lead role! Call 614-428-WINE (9463) to reserve your spot for Valentine’s Day, or Monday 2/13. Available from 6-9PM.

For many years Sher-Bliss has been adding chocolates to savory foods and pairing them with wines.  This Valentine’s weekend it gets even better.  Our Cupid’s arrow aims to hit your palate just right in the form of twenty six different pairings in a create your own flight.  Choose 4, prices range from $2.50 on the Rhiannon red combo to $7.50 for the Alto Moncayo and cookie dough duo. 

 

A perfect 10 for the REDS:

Alto Moncayo 2009 Old Vines Grenache paired with toasted pine nut chocolate chip cookie dough drizzled with milk chocolate

 

Carpe Diem 2008 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Dark Espresso Bark

 

Armador 2010 Maipo Valley Carmenere and toasted pine nut studded dark chocolate clusters

 

Troublemaker Paso Robles blend’s richness sets off mascarpone stuffed-figs and warm milk chocolate

 

Meiomi 2010 Monterey Pinot Noir dark chocolate fondue dipped strawberries, raspberries and grapes

 

Rhiannon Red 2009 luscious and spicy red blend fromCalifornia matches up to milk chocolate with cayenne pepper infusion

 

Buehler 2010 Napa Valley Zinfandel, extremely limited so enjoy it while you can with dark espresso crunch bark

 

Senda 66 Tempranillo dusty cocoa yumminess goes and an old favorite, white chocolate and oreos

 

Spann Vineyards 2008 The Classic Four’s velvety elegance that pops with white Cheddar cheese and dark chocolate shavings

 

Amaris 2009 Tempranillo a smooth and a bit sweet little wine perfect with chocolate black bean burgers and chocolate bbq’ed cauliflower

 

It’s Fab 4 for the WHITES:

Monchof 2010 Mosel Riesling, QBA-type sweetness lush with milk chocolates and dried pear fondue

 

Maui Blanc pineapple wine is oh-so tropical with dark chocolate, key lime crunch s’mores

 

Stump Jump 2008 Sticky Chardonnay sauternes-like, very rich and fun with cinnamon-spiced white chocolate

 

Conundrum  2010 California White blend, one of our most popular fruity whites and so easy to sip with dried pears and milk chocolates

 

Wink, Wink, bring on the PINK:

Innocent Bystander 2010 Moscato fromAustralia…so soft and sweet, sweet, and almost cuddly with white chocolate fondue and raspberries

 

Del Rio Vineyards Rose Jolee, Rogue Valley a fun, aromatic and explosively fruity wine  paired with chocolate-laced black bean burgers

 

Secco Italian Bubbles Pinot Noir and Prosecco with warm dark chocolate and strawberries

 

Gerard Bertrand 2009 Cremant Brut Rose milk chocolate fondue raspberries and strawberries

 

DESSERT WINES in a line-up that cannot be beat

Six Grapes Reserve Porto, classic port grapes in a wine style served with mascarpone-filled figs with dark chocolate drizzle

 

Elysium 2008 Black Muscat, the name means paradise and what better way to enjoy paradise than with a cream cheese fondant layer and milk chocolate

 

Noval Ruby Port delicate aromas and delicious with white chocolate, pecan and caramel turtles

 

Feist Vintage Character Port-full-bodied and intense with dark chocolate cheesecake strawberries; a remarkable and memorable treat

 

Jorge Ordonez 2006 Victoria, Malaga fresh fruit flavors from theMuscat grape and the elegance of this wine make it a perfect match to glaceed orange peel fromItaly in dark chocolate

 

McNab Ridge Allure, a special red wine with natural chocolate flavor.  It’s a tootsie roll in a glass served alongside tootsie roll s’mores

 

Cocoa DiVine espresso flavors and cream unite in this velvety smooth wine sinfully married to a plate of milk chocolate espresso bark

 

Tessora Limone Liqueur locally made to an old family recipe, lemony, lush and creamy served in a dark chocolate cupImage

The most delicious Valentine’s Day ever!

I am very excited to share the Valentine happenings at

Sher-Bliss Wine & Chocolates with you!

We have many tips and products to make your Valentine’s weekend a sweet, exciting and romantic one!  Whether we are shipping your gift, or you are coming in to select, and/or you join in an in-store event; we know we have what it takes to delight your Valentine. 

The phone number is 614-428-WINE (9463), email address is cheryl@sherbliss.com and the location is Morse & Cherry Bottom inGahanna,Ohio.  Less than 2 miles east ofEaston and the intersection of I-270 & Morse Road.  You have no excuses!  This Valentine’s Day will be your best ever!

 

Dipped Strawberries

Ohhh do we dip strawberries and are they ever divine!

  • There      are regularCalifornia     berries dipped in our own blend of Belgian milk or dark  chocolate, or the highest quality white      chocolate.  Drizzled and decorated      and $30 per pound.  As a guideline,      our current berries are coming out approximately to $2-3 each.  Just a guideline and we can try to find      bigger, or smaller. Purchase singly or by the pound.  There is a wide variety of packaging      from which to choose.
  • Utterly      decadent and new this year.  (Sigh)      A creamy cheesecake layer goes on the berry and then we cover it in your      choice of chocolate.  A picture is      worth a thousand words, but tasting is believing.  $35 per pound and a stenciled heart is      included with every pound purchased.
  • Colossal      long-stem strawberries-presented in the same choices above, but maybe,      there are 4 to the pound.  SPECIAL      ORDER only, call by 5PM on Friday February 10th.

Bliss In a Bottle

Chocolate and wine unite in one great item.  Select one of our 500 labels of small production beer, wine andChampagne, flavor of chocolate and we really have you and this covered with a one-of-a-kind gift.  Visit us in-store, or call for expanded selection or at http://www.blissinabottle.com process through the secure, google checkout, selecting a message card and telling us what to write on an enclosure card.  We ship UPS ground unless heat, or time requires expedited shipping and can tell you your rates.  Someone at least 21 years of age must sign for it and we are unfortunately unable to ship to certain states. 

Chocolate & Wine Flights

For many years I have been pairing chocolate and wine and NOT just for dessert.  There are savory combinations we have perfected as well.  For this Valentine’s Day and weekend prior, 25 wines will be available in a “pick your flight” line-up to sample, savor, enjoy and later dream about.  There are reds, whites and pinks, still and sparkling, sweet and dry, AND cookie dough and cauliflower.  The entire menu will be revealed on Friday, February 10th beginning at 7PM.  To whet your appetite for this incredible line-up I will share two pairings, but, please, don’t tell anyone!

Conundrum 2009 Red, silky, rich and velvety offset with cayenne-spiked milk and dark chocolates.

Spann Vineyards 2008 Classic Four Bordeaux-style blend with a medium-sharp white cheddar blended with dark chocolate shavings.


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