"It's a really fun and enjoyable way to display how artisanal wines and chocolates can work together,"
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 3, 2010
Coco-luxe Confections Chocolate Boutique & 122° West Winery Tasting Room – San Francisco, CA – Coco-luxe Confections (http://www.cocoluxe.com), a producer of artisanal chocolates, and 122° West Winery (http://www.122westwinery.com), a producer of ultra-premium red wines, opened the first dedicated wine and chocolate experience in the Bay Area in their boutique located at 1673 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94107.
The wine and chocolate experience concept was started in 2006 with the meeting of Coco-luxe Confections owner Stephanie Marcon and 122° West Winery Co-Owner Stan Bradbury. Their eventual marriage led to the pairing of wines from 122° West Winery with specially created chocolates from Coco-luxe. Text keyword 122W to 639227 to get a video tour of the new wine and chocolate experience.
Visitors to the Haight Street boutique can order a flight or glass of wine paired with a chocolate truffle or nibble. Each one of 122° West Winery’s wines are meticulously taste-tested with Coco-luxe’s chocolates to ensure that they match well on the pallet and that neither the wine or chocolate over-powers the other. “It’s really a fun and enjoyable way to display how artisanal wine and chocolates can work together,” says Coco-luxe owner Stephanie Marcon. Marcon adds that, “we have worked for over a year to present a great experience.”
The Coco-luxe Confections and 122° West Winery boutique will also host events ranging from meeting the winemaker to new chocolate release pairing parties. “We don’t want our customers to rely just on us to pair chocolates and wine,” says 122° West Winery co-owner Stan Bradbury. Bradbury said events at the boutique will invite customers to try new release wines and have fun matching them up varied chocolates and other seasonal confections. Bradbury adds, ”Our customers will be responsible for helping us build our future pairing menus.”
Boutique hours are seven days per week 12:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. Consumers can join the chocolate text club by texting COCO to 639227 or the winery text club by texting WINE to 639227. Club members get updates on wine and chocolate events and specials at the shop. Std. msg. charges may apply.
Texting services are provided by Bradbury’s San Francisco-based company CRM Text Solutions, http://www.crmtext.com, the leading provider of two-way text services to small businesses. Wineries interested in adding mobile marketing and text clubs to their marketing efforts can text SALES to 639227.
About Coco-luxe Confections:
Coco-luxe is dedicated to producing quality artisan confections; drawing inspiration from classic and familiar flavors, to create playful confections that indulge the senses in nostalgia. The Coco-luxe San Francisco Boutique was opened in 2008.
amy (at) coco-luxe (dot) com
About 122° West Winery
122° West Winery is a Sonoma based small production winery featuring hand crafted red wines in the ultra-premium category. With production levels under 900 cases annually, 122° West Winery maintains strict quality controls and focuses on bold flavors for its wine program.
craig (at) 122westwinery (dot) com