Vintage Wines and Chocolates

  • Richard W. Hartel
  • AnnaKate Hartel


What do wine and chocolates have in common? Sure, a nice red wine goes well with a smooth, dark chocolate, but let’s dig deeper into the raw materials. The grape and the cocoa bean, from which wine and chocolate are derived, are both plant products whose characteristics vary with each harvest. The quality of both grapes and cocoa beans, and therefore wine and chocolate, depends on environmental factors like rainfall, sunshine, and temperature, which affect the chemical composition within the raw materials.


Grape Juice Cocoa Bean Food Processing Industry Chocolate Manufacturer Dark Chocolate 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard W. Hartel
    • 1
  • AnnaKate Hartel
    • 2
  1. 1.MadisonUSA
  2. 2.MadisonUSA

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