GOOD DAY SACRAMENTO!
That’s right! We were on for Halloween!
October 31, 2013
Sunday, October 27th, 2013
16TH ANNUAL CHOCOLATE & WINE TASTING
Sunday October 27th
3 – 6 pm
Westin Verasa Napa
This event benefits the Napa County Family & Foster Parent Association and the Child Abuse Prevention Council
This event brings tons of chocolate & wine lovers from all over the Bay Area. They are expecting over 400 attendees!!!!!
“The Napa County Foster Parents have, for over 50 years, led the way in building awareness, providing education, and inspiring hope to those involved in the effort of preventing child abuse and neglect and thus breaking the cycle of violence that occurs from generation to generation.Valet parking is at the front door of the Westin for your convenience. Also, we have over 50 interns during the party to help make your day with us enjoyable and fun.
This year’s Honorary Chair is Miljenko (Mike) Grgich. Join this legendary Napa Wine Honoree as we do what Napa does best! Wine, chocolates, music, what’s not to love about Napa?”
We are so delighted to partner with Grgich Hills Estate to blow the concept of pairings out of the water!2008 Carneros Selection Chardonnay
- Melon, Raisin, Balsamic & Black Pepper Caramel in White Chocolate (coming soon to the website!)
2010 Essence Sauvignon Blanc
2007 Merlot, Napa Valley
2007 Yountville Selection Cabernet
2009 Violetta, Late Harvest
Wine & Chocolate Festival
Grgich Hills Estate
1829 St. Helena Hwy
Rutherford, CA 94573
We enjoyed partnering with different teams, whether it is wine pairings, coffee and tea tastings, or just trying all of our different delights! Contact us by email if you would like Decadence Caramels to be a part of your next event. We would love to hear from you! Go to ->Contact Us
Rocks & Rhones at MiraFlores:
As Memorial Day weekend is prone to do the last few years, we had a bizarre turn in the weather that left us with sun, but a chilly wind. It didn’t matter, we still had a great time at MiraFlores Winery. As if tasting right within the vineyard, grape vines intertwined above white tablecloths set with pebbles and lava rock. What a great setting for pairing wines with different foods!
Mother’s Day at Boeger Winery
With such gorgeous grounds, it is no wonder Boeger was absolutely filled with families on Mother’s Day weekend. We loved being there to launch our brand new flavor – Espresso! Such a perfect compliment to our other dessert assortment flavors!
The Meritage Re-Opening with Bourassa Wines
After remodeling, The Meritage put on a fantastic event including gourmet food and a variety of wineries. We were so excited to be present with Vic Bourassa of Bourassa Vineyards pairing our caramels with his fantastic wines.
Vino Noceto’s Open House
We owe the development of three of our Savory flavors: Lavender, Yellow Belle and Lemon-Thyme to Vino Noceto. In honor of their Open House to showcase their Sangiovese, we explored the new flavors to see how well we could get them to pair. We had to increase the percentage of cacao in the chocolate up to 80%! Akin to baking chocolate – not appealing on it’s own, but wrapped around savory caramel, it was the perfect combination. All three paired well with the Sangiovese, and when we had attendees vote between the Yellow Belle or Lemon-Thyme with the Sangiovese, they were split right down the middle!
Passport Weekend at Crystal Basin
What a fun weekend! Mike is so great at pairings his wines! Had we not has his fresh perspective we never would have discovered how exactly versatile our Savory Caramels can be! Never before had we tried pairing our Ginger-Macadamia nut with Bubbly! Passport weekend with Crystal Basin is a blast, make sure you experience it!
If you were in the foothills area the end of March, you experienced quite the storm! In Amador county, we had horizontal winds and matching rain!
Regardless, the winery Karmère is a beautiful location with it’s manicured gardens and rock walled buildings. The staff is always inviting and they have some of the most wonderful Syrah in Amador county. If you have never visited the grounds, either for wine tasting or a wedding, you absolutely MUST stop by. It is one of the most picturesque scenes in Plymouth!
We spent the day not only sharing our caramels, but inviting visitors to help us with a new taste test. Currently, we are working with three new flavors of caramel: Lemon-Thyme, Yellow Belle and Lavender. We sincerely expected for there to be one prominent favorite, but alas they were all three equally loved! Our next process will be to determine which type of chocolate will enrobe each new flavor. It is an arduous process and we feel so victimized to have to keep tasting these caramels with new chocolate combinations………..
My personal favorites were to pair the Drew Syrah with the Lavender, the Haley with the Lemon-Thyme and Rachel with the Yello-Belle. Several people chose to try the Lavender with the different sparkling varieties Karmère offers.
It was a wonderful afternoon, even if the weather wasn’t altogether lovely. We always enjoy visits to Karmère and we are proud that they offer boxes of 3DCandies. (3.31.2012)
Wine & Chocolate with Ripken and Klinker Brick
As Valentine’s Day was upon us, love was in the air. Love of Wine and Love of Sweets! A perfect way to show someone you love them; gift them with Decadence! That is exactly what everyone did that day! We had a great time, and always love pairing with both Ripken and Klinker Brick!
Roasting almonds makes a world of difference...... Enjoy this traditional flavor that we have done so well it will make you float.
An assortment of the traditional caramel flavors but with the softness of Decadence Caramel; Roasted Almond, Pecan, Himalayan Rock Salt and Classic Caramel.
True to our word, we have created a caramel with flavor notes designed by Stephani at Miner's Leap. A mouthful (pun intended!) of flavors, you will experience melon, raisin, black pepper and fig balsamic vinegar. Topped with raisins, sunflower seeds and black pepper, this flavor is quickly becoming a crowd favorite!
Thank you to Chef's Olive Mix for another fantastic balsamic vinegar!
Most people think this cannot be done - but those who have tasted our Jalapeño caramel know that we have done it - and done it perfectly!
If you wander into Grgich Hills Estate’s tasting room, you will find the following pairings:
Pair this with a Pinot Noir and you are sure to have an experience that is outside the normal "sweet" variety. Enjoy!
As part of our Savory line of caramels, this has been paired with many wines. The base of this caramel is fire-roasted Yellow Bell peppers, and though that might scare you, the balance of over 15 different herbs and spices rounds it out to make it delectable!