**This recipe was featured as part of our 2019 New Release Wine & Food Pairings.**

Suggested Wines

  • Meritage (Dry Red)
  • Cabernet Franc (Dry Red)

A classic brownie makes a good base for this rich twist on a chocolate sauce, though this recipe would work well over fruit or dark chocolate cake. The fruitiness of the Chambourd helps draw out the fruit notes in a dry red wine such as Cabernet Franc.


  • 1/2 cup chocolate stout beer 
  • 3.5 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped or chips
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons Chambord


  1. In a heavy-duty 1-quart saucepan, boil the stout until reduced by half.
  2. Remove from heat and add chocolate and sugar. Let stand one minute.
  3. Stir. Add the cream and whisk until smooth.
  4. Stir in Chambord