WineWonkette on Kitchen Party Tonight for #UnCorkChocolate

Want to learn a bit more about wine and chocolate in a fast and fun on-line atmosphere? Another Wine Blog’s own WineWonkette Amy Corron Power will join Elise Bauer from Simply Recipes, the fabulous Wine Harlots‘ Nanette Eaton and Scharffen Berger Chocolate Expert Cy Olney on‘s Google+ Hangouts KitchenParty, hosted by Rene Lynch (@renelynch) & Babette Pepaj (@BakeSpace) tonight at 7 p.m. Houston Central Time (5 p.m. Pacific and 8 p.m. Eastern!)


KitchenParty is produced by, an online community much like a ‘Facebook for foodies.’ It’s for people who love cooking, baking and sharing great recipes. Launched in 2006, BakeSpace was the web’s first food-themed social network. A grassroots community, BakeSpace is a place where anyone can create an online kitchen, swap recipes and get inspired.

Launched in 2012, KitchenParty was the first weekly interactive and live-streaming food-themed web series on Google+. Each week they bring in new celebrities in the culinary world to chat live with their audience.  The format of the show allows participants to ask questions, share recipes and upload photos of their own culinary creations.

Co-Hosted by Babette Pepaj (@BakeSpace), founder of, TECHmunch Food Blogger Conference and and Rene Lynch (@ReneLynch), Reporter for the LA Times, this live interactive show promises to inspire even the most seasoned cook.Shows air weekly – Usually Thursdays at 5pm PST.

You can participate before the event by leaving a comment on the event page or sharing a post or link about the chat!


Scharffen Berger sent us bite-sized chocolate pieces so we could share. We know Joe doesn’t cotton much to wine and chocolate pairings, but he will be bowling tonight and probably drinking bourbon so there will be no need to share with him!


Tonight’s KitchenParty is sponsored by Sharffen Berger. Ferrari-Carano is providing our wines for the following pairings:

Tasting #1: Ferrari-Carano 2013 Sonoma County Chardonnay ($23) with Scharffen Berger 62% Semi-sweet chocolate.

Tasting #2: Ferrari-Carano 2012 Alexander Valley Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon ($34) with Scharffen Berger 70% Bittersweet chocolate

Tasting #3: Ferrari-Carano Prevail West Face 2009 ($55), also from Alexander Valley; a limited production blend of 63% Cab and 37% Syrah with Scharffen Berger 82% Extra Dark chocolate

Tasting #4: Ferrari-Carano 2009 Eldorado Gold ($30), a limited production Botrytised/late harvest Semillon with Scharffen Berger 33% Toasted Coconut and Macadamia nut chocolate

Ferrari-Carano is located in Healdsburg in Calfornia’s Dry Creek Valley Sonoma appellation. To find out more about Ferrari-Carano wines, visit their website.

To follow along on twitter

Elise Bauer @simplyrecipes
Nannette Eaton @WineHarlots
Amy Corron Power @WineWonkette
Babette Pepaj @BakeSpace
Rene Lynch @ReneLynch

Make sure to use hashtags #uncorkchocolate & #kitchenparty.

If you miss our show, check out the archive on the KitchenParty YouTube channel.

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