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Chocolate and wine event proves it is a match made in heaven!

We all love a cheeky chocolate treat with a glass of wine as a way to unwind, which is why the latest tasting event hosted by wine merchants Morrish and Banham in conjunction with chocolatiers, Chococo, filled their Brewery Square store.

The sell out Wine and Chocolate Tasting event hosted at Morrish and Banham’s Brewery Square shop is part of the company’s regular wine tasting events, where they team up with other local producers to showcase excellent products. Guests were able experience a tasty inspiration for Christmas gifts with a selection of products from Chococo alongside Morrish and Banham’s most popular wine options.

Caroline Banham, from Morrish and Banham, said: “As a small company we have always enjoyed collaborating with other Dorset businesses for tasting events and post Covid, we are enjoying being able to do so again. Chococo are such a high quality company with exceptional products, we were delighted to be able to work with them to show how chocolate and wine can be happy partners.”

As well as regular tasting events, Morrish and Banham also host wine tasting for private groups, friends, family and work colleagues at any time during the year and run a series of more specialist tastings on a regular basis. There is also the option to meet with their resident wine expert, Jack, at impromptu drop in tastings in the Dorchester shop.

Mark Banham said: “It was lovely to meet with Claire and Andy of Chococo, they are a real inspiration. They’re real food heroes with a wonderful product and a great ethical stand point. We had a fantastic, jolly evening with all our customers.”

And Mark’s verdict on the best wine to enjoy with Chococo chocolate? He said: “The Morrish and Banham team’s favourite combination was the Arbequina and Dorset Sea Salt Truffle with our Rutherglen Muscat pudding wine – exquisite!”

Each year, Morrish and Banham hold their biggest tasting event in the run up to Christmas to bring a selection of over 100 of their wines and spirits, including locally produced drinks, from producers such as the Furleigh Estate and Black Cow Vodka, to customers.

View the original blog post on the Dorset Food and Drink website