Chocolate Wine Trail Lures Sweet Tooths
Bias and Robller Wineries are the eastern end of the Hermann Wine Trail and many people will start or end their Wine Trail adventure in New Haven. St. Louisans usually start in Hermann and sample all day there, and then have a nice dinner, sleep in late and have a nice brunch and then head to New Haven to finish off the final two or three wineries before heading home. The reverse is usually true for the Kansas City travelers finishing up in Hermann before hopping on Highway 70 and back to KC. The nice advantages that Bias and Robller have is plenty of parking, plenty of sit down space, and the ability to handle the large crowds on the Wine Trail weekends. Bias also has another advantage in that they have a brewery too, for those who prefer beer to wine. This past weekend was the Chocolate Wine Trail that featured wine paired with something chocolate cooked up special by the wineries. Bias had Chocolate Oreo Dirt Cake with their Sunset Red Wine. The buttery milk chocolate cake topped with a fluffy icing coated with Oreo crumbs blended well with the semi sweet Sunset Red Wine. Robller offered a chocolate bread pudding that like a pastry coated with a chocalatey rub with hints of Cinnamon and buttery ingredients and was paired with their Villa Rouge wine. The bread pudding was well balanced with the semi dry and tart Villa Rouge wine. Besides satisfying the sweet tooths of those touring on the Wine Trail, maybe some were inspired with new ideas to include in their own cooking and entertaining with Missouri Wines.