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Help with pairings


I would like to know if anyone can suggest some wines for my Valentine's Day picnic that I have planned for my boyfriend.

I know very little about wine, other than my personal preferences. He makes his own wine and it borders just shy of dry. I prefer sweeter wines, but not overbearingly so.

I would like something similar to adhere to his tastes, but branching out as well so that we may both experience something new.

I plan to have samplings of cheeses such as Grana Padano (which is recommended chunked and drizzled with balsamic vinegar), asiago, sopresata, roasted peppers, a baguette, fruit (ie: pears/strawberries), etc...

Then for dessert, I was planning to serve chocolate panforte. I would like a dessert wine to acompany this. It is a dense, dark chocolate dessert with hazelnut filling.

I was hoping for a recommendation of a red and a white.

Any assistance anyone can offer is greatly appreciated. Thank you! Big Grin
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