Friday, January 29, 2010
Wine and Chocolate
However, if I've learned anything in my brief forays as a wine connoisseur at Linganore tastings it's this: the taste of a wine can completely change with the introduction of chocolate. Seriously! The last time my friends and I made the journey, our favorite wine was one we barely tolerated alone, but wanted seconds when we drank it in conjunction with chocolate. It's like magic.
I know that sometimes I'm full and delicate in all the wrong ways. My words and emotions may come out more tart or rough or feisty than I intend. And on my own, it might barely pass as drinkable.
Thankfully, Jesus is the chocolate to my red wine. (It's not that far of a stretch. After all we all know that a good chocolate is simply divine. *wink*) If I introduce a bit of his character into the mix...everything changes. He can soften all my rough edges and bring out flavors I didn't know I had. People just might come back for seconds. And it won't be because of me, but because of the chocolate shining through.