Nevada City Chocolate Shoppe Produces Hand-Made Truffles with Solune Port Wine For A Heavenly Experience At The Broad Street Inn
Nevada City Uncorked, a walk-about-town wine event that takes place on Saturday, September 6, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., includes 20 different venues throughout downtown Nevada City. Each location, whether it is a retail shop, restaurant, or winery tasting room, will include wine or beer tasting, and food sampling.
This year Nevada City Uncorked is focusing on a farm-to-fork theme featuring the agricultural bounty of the Northern Sierra Foothills.
Linda and Bill Hansen, owners of the Nevada City Chocolate Shoppe love chocolate and they love wine. Why, they wondered, couldn’t they combine the two into one glorious truffle? Using their proprietary recipe, they partnered with Jacques Mercier of Solune Winegrowers to incorporate his P.O.S.H. Port-style wine into their truffles.
The wine is a blend of Barbara, Petite Sirah, Tempranillo and Touriga Nacional. Winemaker Jacques Mercier explains that “each component plays a very specific role towards the complexity, intensity and, most importantly, harmony of this very stylish wine.”
After several attempts and a few taste tests to get the flavors right, including adding more dark chocolate to the mix, they came up with the recipe. “The wine changes the layers of flavor you get from the chocolate,” Linda Hansen explained. “With the P.O.S.H. Port wine the flavors are amazing. I also love it with their Titan Red Blend as well.”
On the day of Uncorked, The Broad Street Inn (broadstreetinn.com) will host Solune Winegrowers when they partner with Nevada City Chocolate Shoppe. Built in 1870, innkeeper and owner Valerie Moberg explains “Broad Street Inn is a small, family-owned green business that prides itself on providing clean, comfortable accommodations at affordable rates. Located in the heart of historic downtown Nevada City, our Victorian inn offers six contemporary rooms. Our peaceful garden setting is perfect for a relaxing getaway.”
In addition to their Port wine, Solune will be pouring their 2013 Barbera Rosé, 2010 Barbara, and Titan XVII (a Malbec/Zin Blend). Their 2013 Sauvignon Blanc Musqué will be their featured new release.
During Uncorked, 18 wineries from Nevada and Placer Counties, as well as two local breweries (see list at www.nevadacitychamber.com/nevada-city-events/nevada-city-uncorked/) will be pouring their favorite wines and beers. Additionally the wineries will be featuring their newest releases in celebration of the upcoming harvest.
Nevada City Uncorked is collaboration between the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce and the Sierra Vintners Association. Tickets are $35 in advance, $30 for Wine Club Members of participating wineries, and $45 on the day of the event. Each ticket includes a wine glass, unlimited wine/beer tasting, and five food tickets. For more information and to purchase tickets, click on www.nevadacitychamber.com or call the Chamber at 530-265-2692.