Made in Heaven: Chocolate and Wine

Date: Thursday, February 12th, 7 PM at Google Campus

“Some pledge their allegiance to the Rhone; others swear by the grapes of Napa Valley; but we say there’s nothing quite like a draught of good old Hungarian wine. The silky sweet desert wine, Tokaji and the mighty Bikavér, otherwise known as Bull’s Blood, have each earned a prominent place in the wine cellars of oenologists across the globe.”

This time we will taste wines from Hungary and the sumptuous Chocolat Madagascar – they will present the concept, the company, explain the business model and how they produce in Africa with the finest cocoa beans, own the vertical, and sell globally from their headquarters in the UK. Join us for an evening of amazing sparklings, robust reds, and chocolates that will melt your resolve.

With the recently announced investments from the EU for the wine industry in the Tokaj region, a UNESCO historical cultural landscape site, we are sure that we will be hearing more and more from winemakers and producers from the country that gave us strong reds and sweet , sublime, fortified wines. Hungary’s history in winemaking dates to the 1600’s when Louis XIV mentioned that  the Tokaj was the “Wine of Kings, King of Wines”. Its appreciation throughout history is well documented, and according to the Royal Tokaji Wine Company website:

“The Tokaji was served at the French Royal court at Versailles, where it became known as Tokay. Delighted with the precious beverage, Louis XV of France offered a glass of Tokaji to Madame de Pompadour, referring to it as “Vinum Regum, Rex Vinorum” (“Wine of Kings, King of Wines”).  Emperor Franz Josef had a tradition of sending Queen Victoria Tokaji Aszú wine, as a gift, every year on her birthday, one bottle for every month she had lived, twelve for each year. On her eighty first and final birthday in 1900, this totaled an impressive 972 bottles. In a continuation of this tradition we were honoured to present a case of Royal Tokaji to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the occasion of her Diamond Jubilee.

Tokaji wine received accolades from numerous great writers and composers including Beethoven, Liszt, Schubert, Johann Strauss, Goethe, Heinrich Heine, Friedrich von Schiller, Voltaire and Bram Stoker. The composer Joseph Haydn’s favorite wine was Tokaji.”

Chocolat Madacascar is produced in Africa following the best organic and fair trade practices.

Join us on Feb 12th at Google Campus London to taste their exquisite chocolates