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/4A Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 Feather River Bulletin lentine tips or coupling wine with chocolate Barbara Newman and Amy Carey lend expertise for pairing wine with chocolate on a recent Fan the flames of your romance by pairing some great wines, available at the Drunk Brush and afternoon at the Drunk Brush in downtown Quincy. Photos by Tiffiney Lozano other retailers, with sweets from you favorite local chocolatier. Photo by Tiffiney Lozano Monthly Service Center When you're ready to hear your best So advanced, You'll hear sounds better and more naturally. Guaranteed! So discreet, No one will know you're wearing it! So comfortable, You'll forget it's there! Free Hearing Test & Consultation** Hearing Aid Repairs & Service Lifetime aftercare program Insurances welcome, Payment plans available !i!?i i i!!iiii! iii'!iiiiiii ! ! !i!i!iiiiiiii i iii i i! i Limited Appointments Available Call 1-800-488-9906 * Hearing tests always flee. Performed for proper amplification selection only. 0se00ae0, ,s ,n,O ,umasn,ws m To send an advertisement: mail@plumasnews.c0m F E A T HZ~.~.,j~Z~,V..~,~,E R Postal Service: usPs (No. 188-550.) Pedoclicals postage paid at Quincy, CA. Published: Every Wednesday morning by Feather Publishing Co., Inc. Office Location and hours: 287 Lawrence St., Quincy, CA 95971. Mailing address: P.O. Box B. Quincy, CA 95971. Office is open Mort. through Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. How to contact us: All departments: (530) 283-0800. FAX: (530) 283-3952. E-Mail mail @plumasnews.com Web Page http://www.plumasnews.com Ownership and Heritage: The Bulletin was established Aug. 11, 1866, as the Plumas National (later changed to Plumas National Bulletin, May 16, 1892) subse- quently changed to its present name May 7, 1931, which merged with the Plumas Independent (1892-1945) on June 7, 1945. Published weekly. It is part of the Feather Publishing family of newspapers serving Plumas and Lassen counties. Deadlines: Display Advertising: Thursday 4 p.m. Display Classified: Thursday, 3 ;).m. Classified: Monday 9 a.m. News: Fridays, 3 p.m. Legals: Thursday 4 p.m. Breaking news: Anytime! To Subscribe: Call (530) 283-0800 or co=me to the Bulletin office, or use the handy coupon below, or send e-mail to subscriptions@plumasnews.com Adjudication: The Feather River Bulletin is adjudicated a legal newspaper by Superior Court Decree No. 4644 (1953) and qualified for publication of matters required by law to be published in a newspaper. Postmaster: Send change of address orders to the Feather River Bulletin, P,O. Box B. Quincy, CA 95971. Michael C. Taborski Co-Owner/Publisher Keri Taborski Co-Owner/Legal Advertising Kevin Mallory Asst. Vice Pres./Admin. gelaine Fragnoli Managing Editor Linda Randall Photo Editor Mary Newhouse Classified. Circ. Manager Sherri McConnell Display Advertising Manager Cobey Brown Asst. Vice Pres./Operations Tom Fomey Production Manager Elise Monroe Bookkeeper Eva Small Composing Manager Sandy Condon Human Resources Dir,. Office Manager Ill i i ~ I mlllm i i ~ ~ i mm i Subscription Order Form Feather River Bulletin i i P.O. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971 i Please enter my subscription for years, I[~ Enclosed find my check for $ I i [~ In County $26 per year [~ Out of State $44 per year [~ In California $37 per yui'. i IMamo !1 I~*" I Ic"y's~'z' I Subecdptlons can be translerred, but not refunded, IL n i i i i i ,=--mm ~ i =m i J Tiffiney Lozano Staff Writer Isatchwell@plu masnews.com Chocolate. Wine. Chocolate and wine--yes, please! As I leftthe office last Wednesday saying I was headed to the The Drunk Brush on assignment, eye- brows around the office rose in skepticism. Drinking wine midweek at 1 p.m. hardly sounds like work--seems more like a luxurious vacation some- where in the Mediterranean. When I explained I was writing a Valentine feature giving tips on how to pair wine with chocolate, a show of hands quickly raised, volunteering to help me "check the facts." Declining my colleagues' selfless offers, I called in Amy Carey, the sweets queen behind Carey Candy Co., and Barbara Newman, the gracious hostess at-Quincy's Drunk Brush wine bar. In the name of journalism, Newman, Carey and I broke chocolate together to bring you the following story. Just as love between the most ardent pair can quickly dissipate, things can turn sour when matching choco- late and wine. To avoid a bitter union, I looked to Callie Crossley, National Public Radio's wine expert, and About.com for a few secrets on pairing two of my favorite indulgences. Crossley is quick to preface her advice with the admis- sion that any pairing boils down to your palate and what you like. She also acknowledged not all connoisseurs agree~ and writes, "the discussion of white wines, red wines, dry wines or sparkling wines that go with chocolate is a bigger fight than the West and East Coast rappers among some wine expeFts." About. _com took a moce Topper's TREE SERVICE Dave Sims Get your trees ready for the snow! Proper trimming now can help prevent a disaster/ O-S-H-A Certified Crane Removal Fully Insured & Licensed Lic, Timber Oper. #A543 Ca. Lic. #678121 Public Scales 283-2194 Located in Quincy dogmatic approach, going so far as to give readers a list of pairing rules. Formality and rules aside, I offer the follow- ing tips I learned from the experts for coupling wine with chocolate: Typically, the match is better if the chocolate isn't sweeter than the wine. Pair lighter, more delicate chocolates with lighter wines; likewise, darker more full- bodied wines with darker, bolder chocolates. Let the chocolate melt a lit- tle in your mouth, coating your tongue, and then sip the wine. No gobbling the choco- late, then swigging the wine. If trying several pairs, start with the lighter vari- etals and work your way over to the stronger, darker ones. In Carey's selling opinion, "Milk chocolate and wine on- ly go together when the cus- tomer doesn't like dark chocolate." With these fundamentals in mind, our trio unwrapped a bar of Divine's White Choco- late with Strawberries, avail- able at Quincy Natural Foods, and got our tasting underway. Though none of us were too keen on white chocolate, we were pleasantly surprised at the result when we introduced a glass of Gloria Ferrer's Va de Vi Cuvee. With hints of berry, lemon and vanilla, the cuvee hit all the right notes with the dried strawberries. Taste number one--a fun and festive success! Moving up the intensity scale with both our chocolate and wine, Newman opened a bottle of Colores de Sol, an Argentine Malbec, which we thought, would complement the darker chocolate. We assumed wrong, and faces wrinkled in disapproval. The most provocative couple was a dark chocolate bar with spicy chilies and Renwood's 2006 Old Vine Zinfandel, a smooth wine with a black- berry bouquet and hints of cedar, cloves and pepper. The chilies in the chocolate danced into the mix and created just the right amount of heat. With so many possible combinations, I suggest putt- ing your own favorites to the test. Like me, you probably won't have trouble finding a group of enthusiasts to help you with your research! SJ3onta $t. Bistro\ presents A Valentine's Day Candlelight Dinner Sunday, Feb. 14 5pm-9pm ~:::::~:: -~iii~i:~:!!~; Featuring ~A limited Four Course Gourmet Dinner Menu with ~-~ A Complimentary Glass of Champagne ~. 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