If you love wine and fine handcrafted chocolate, you'll love our tasting group!
Please note that this group is not just about meeting at places that have chocolate and wine. It’s an ongoing interactive decadent learning adventure that will take place along with the ability to socialize and meet others that share the same interest.
At each group meeting, a tasting is led by the two organizers of this group and feature a synchronized selection of extraordinary fine wines and artisan chocolates intended to stimulate your imagination and taste buds. The wines and chocolates are deliberately chosen for their complementary and contrasting aromas and flavors to create a crazy-perfect pairing. It's sweet, literally!
Not all wine goes with chocolate so you'll learn about what makes the best match from people who know. You'll be able to try many different types of wine from all over the world and build your knowledge and palate for fine artisan chocolate. You'll not want Hershey's after this!
A little about the two organizers of this group...
Lisa Mecray Rogers is a Masters level chocolatier. A certified graduate (with honors) of the acclaimed Ecole Chocolat Professional School of Chocolate Arts in Vancouver, British Columbia and the famous L’Ecole Du Grand Chocolat at Valrhona in Tain L’Hermitage, France. Lisa has also completed intensive chocolate course work at the French Culinary Institute in NYC.
Debra Marchese is the wine maven… formally trained as a pharmacist but found her passion to be the alchemy of wine. Debra is committed to demystifying and translating the complicated world of wine to make it a simple, memorable and fantastic adventure. Debra earned a BS in pharmacy at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Pharmacy and holds the Advanced Certificate in Wine and the Professional Certificate in Spirits from the internationally renowned Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET), London, England. She is pursuing the prestigious Diploma in Wine and Spirits (DWS).
So get ready to explore the world of exquisite wine and chocolate pairings. Stay tuned for upcoming events. We request that you RSVP early as this is a popular group!
Lisa Mecray Rogers and Debra Marchese