Inniskillin Vidal Icewine and Garrison Confections Stone Fruit Crumble Truffle

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The Power Couple
They might seem like the ideal Valentine's Day couple, but wine and chocolate don't always click: A sweet bite of one can make a sip of the other taste bitter, and tannins in wine can drown out chocolate's nuances. With a little know-how, though, you can create a more perfect union, says Ted Allen, host of the Food Network's Chopped. Here, we asked Allen to play matchmaker.

Above: Inniskillin Vidal Icewine ($55) + Garrison Confections Stone Fruit Crumble Truffle ($12 for an assortment of six)

"A fruit-based chocolate makes a good match with a dessert wine. These truffles' pear, peach, and apricot flavors—with graham cracker crumble and enrobed in dark chocolate—enhance the wine's stone fruit and honey aromas."

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