Jukes Wine And Food Puddings Cherries Black Forest

In pie form, cherries behave like berries and prefer the company of mid-weight sweet wines. Cherries served with chocolate in a marquise or Black Forest gâteau, though, can handle a much richer wine. Try Recioto Della Valpolicella (Amarone’s sweet grannie), from Veneto in Italy, Maury or Banyuls from Roussillon (France) or juicy Californian Zinfandel for a bizarre match. Your guests might think you’re a course late with the red, but it works, honest.