Friday, January 20, 2012

Lone Oak Vineyard Estate Schedules Wine and Chocolate Pairings

Chocolates

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Lone Oak Vineyard Estate, 8400 Ann Arbor, Grass Lake, Michigan, and Mindo Chocolate Makers want to sweeten up your Valentine celebration. On Sunday, February 12, at :00 and 3:00 PM, a special wine and chocolate presentation will be offered.

The event will feature wine and chocolate pairings and a demonstration on chocolate making by Mindo Chocolate Makers of Dexter, Michigan. Estate grown wines from Lone Oak with be paired with hand made chocolates from Mindo Chocolate Makers. You'll sample several different Mindo chocolates with selected wines.

Mindo makes their 67% and 77% cacao chocolate with only three ingredients: their own cocoa liquor, their own cocoa butter and organic evaporated cane juice. No additives. Mindo Chocolate Makers ferment, dry and roast the cocoa beans themselves at their place in Mindo, Ecuador. They ship the cocoa beans to Michigan and hand make the chocolate at their place in Dexter. They control the quality of their chocolate by following the process carefully from the moment the bean comes out of the pod.

In addition to their solid chocolate bars, Mindo also offers other flavors by adding ingredients like espresso coffee beans, cherries, hazel nuts, sea salt, blueberries, and almonds, to name a few.

There will be a sessions at 1:00 and 3:00 PM. Seating is limited and reservations are required. The cost is $10 per person. Call (517)522-8167.

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