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Join us for a wine and chocolate sampling party, featuring Brys Estate reserve vintages, and chocolate confections made by our in-house pastry chef and Grocer's Daughter Chocolates! Tickets include six wine and chocolate pairings, tax and gratuity.

For the love of chocolate! Gather your friends and family for a decadent wine and chocolate pairing tasting party. Red wine with chocolate is a classic, but there are so many more unique pairings that you can try when pairing your favorite wines with chocolate.The season is always right for hosting a chocolate and wine pairing party, but there's something special about cozying up in the cold of winter. Invite your guests to join you for this laid-back event! During the wine and chocolate pairing activity they’ll get to enjoy unique wine and chocolate pairings complete with a tasting sheet. This event is casual and relaxed, a sensory journey to be taken at your own pace, whatever that is! A $34 ticket includes wine and chocolate pairings, coat check, tax, and gratuity.

Minimum Age: The dinner party is held within a bar/restaurant at 123 Speakeasy. All attendees must be above 21 in age to enter. Tickets and IDs will be checked at the door. (Key holders may skip the line as usual if they flash their key and the ticket.)

Check-in Policy: Guests may arrive whenever they please--sampling flights will be available during the duration of the event. We encourage guests to arrive between 4 - 5pm in order to get the most out of their experience.

Over-serving: At 123 Speakeasy, we like to encourage a quality drinking experience, with a better drinking culture. We reserve the right to refuse service to any guests that are visibly intoxicated or disruptive. If asked to leave, guests will not receive a refund.

How does seating and food/drink service work? During this event there is open seating, as we find guests prefer to socialize and mingle as they progress through the various food/drink stations. The tasting menu follows:


Peach Lemon truffle & 2018 Riesling Reserve

 This playful white-chocolate truffle sports a smooth texture and buttery profile. Features peach preserves from the fruits and spices used to make the peach shrub we use in our cocktails.

This well-balanced 100% Estate Grown Riesling shows beautiful pear, peach & apricot aromatics. The mid-palate shows an array of stone fruits. Soft & viscous with slight citrus tones on the finish.  



Rose Cardamom Bark & 2018 Naked Chardonnay Reserve 

This fragrant & sultry white chocolate bark is spiced with freshly ground cardamom. topped with edible rose petals, 

pistachio, and edible gold leaf.

Breezy tropical aromas of starfruit and papaya on the nose. Creamy citrus flavors on the mid-palate and well-balanced acidity make this a delicious pairing-friendly chardonnay.


Trade winds truffle & 2017 Sauvignon Blanc

With 40% Milk Chocolate infused with Cinnamon, Cardamom, nutmeg, clove, and ginger, this truffle stirs memories of monsoon winds, and reminds us that even in the dead of winter, 

the days lengthen towards summer.

Bold grapefruit flavors give crisp acidity while guava and grassy notes bring depth and delicacy with a luscious mid-palate. 


Maple currant chocolate & 2018 Signature Rose Reserve

This 43% milk chocolate surprises with sweet bursts of dried currants and crunchy maple-carmelized walnuts.

Inviting flavors of watermelon, strawberry, and raspberry. Made from 100% estate grown Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Pinot Noir.  

A true European Rosé in style, this wine is handcrafted 

and signed by Brys Estate’s winemaker.


Dark chocolate haystack & 2017 Cab/Merlot Reserve

This house-made treat seduces with luxurious milk chocolate, delights with the light crunch of rice crisps, and finishes with coarse sea salt flakes that dance on the tongue.

Ripe berry flavors with light oak integration compliment this medium bodied, fruit forward Cabernet Franc and Merlot blend.


Spiced Dark chocolate & 2017 Pinot Noir Reserve

Infused with Scorpion Pepper from Trinidad, this bold dark chocolate is full-bodied and rich, mirroring the palate textures of a pinot noir. 55% cacao, sensational pairing synergy

This pinot noir boasts black cherry, white pepper, and spice on the nose. Viscous and luscious with long memorable finish of fruit, spice, and well-integrated French oak. 

A $34 ticket includes wine and chocolate pairings, coat check, tax, and gratuity.

Venue Information

123 Speakeasy
123 West Front Street 1B
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 753-8841
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123 Speakeasy

123 West Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 753-8841

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Mikayla Lehn
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