Norman Love Confections is pleased to introduce new wine and beer offerings at its Fort Myers-McGregor Chocolate and Dessert Salon. Norman Love Confections is proudly serving beers from Fort Myers Brewing Company, including the popular Gateway Gold golden blonde ale and High 5 IPA draught beer, available by the glass. More locally produced beers will be added to the beverage list in the near future. Norman Love Confections will also serve a bottled beer selection and a variety of white, red and sparkling wines by the glass. Coming soon, Norman Love Confections will introduce chocolate and wine pairings, as well as chocolate and beer pairings, in addition to ala carte desserts paired with wines.
In addition to offering award-winning ultra-premium, handcrafted chocolates, as well as specialty desserts, artisanal baked goods including a new Signature Pastry Collection, coffees, novelty products and Artisan Gelato by Norman Love, the Fort Myers-McGregor location’s new beer and wine selection is designed to enhance the salon experience for customers.
The bottled beer selection includes Birra Peroni’ Peroni Nastro Azzurro Italian lager, Cigar City Brewing’s Florida Cracker white ale, Conch Republic’s Key Lime Wheat, 21st Amendment Brewing’s Toaster Pastry red pale ale, New Belgium’s Citradelic tangerine IPA, Goose Island’s Sofie Belgian-style ale, J’Dubs Brewing’s Bell Cow milk chocolate porter and Guinness’ Guinness Stout.
White wines include Abbazia di Novacella’s Sudtirol-Alto Adige Pinot Grigio, Voss Vineyards’ Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc, Jam Cellars’ Butter Chardonnay, Benovia Winery’s Russian River Valley Chardonnay. Red wines include Light Horse’s Carneros Pinot Noir, Coltibuono’s Chianti Classico, Tom Gore’s Cabernet and Ca’Momi’s Napa Valley Cabernet. Sparkling wines complete the selection with Tiamo’s Prosecco Extra Dry and Le Grand Courtage’s Brut Rose.
“Desserts, chocolate, wine and beer go together so nicely, and our new McGregor Boulevard Salon is a great destination for dessert paired with fine wines and craft beers,” said Norman Love, founder and president, Norman Love Confections. “We’re proud to offer exceptional wines and locally produced craft beers, including the popular Fort Myers Brewing products. And, some of the wines we feature include Benovia, a small-lot, artisan wine that comes from the Russian River Valley in Sonoma County, that are not widely available.”
Founded in 2001 by Norman and Mary Love, Norman Love Confections creates and distributes handcrafted artisanal chocolates from its corporate headquarters at 11380 Lindbergh Blvd. in Fort Myers. The award-winning Fort Myers-based chocolatier has been lauded more than a dozen times by a leading consumer ratings magazine, including recognition six times for producing the best ultra-premium chocolates in the nation. Forbes.com included Norman Love Confections BLACK line on its list of the nation’s top 10 truffles; The Huffington Post listed it among the six best U.S. destinations in its Chocolate Lover’s Travel Guide; and USA Today named Love as one of its top 10 entrepreneurs for 2014. Love has recently been named as the inaugural inductee of Dessert Professional Magazine’s Chocolatier Hall of Fame, partnered with local chefs to present a six-course meal at the James Beard House in New York and Norman Love Confections was ranked among the top 10 shops in the world for chocolate lovers by U.K. media outlet Daily Telegraph.
Norman Love Confections has Chocolate Salons in Fort Myers, Estero and Naples, and Artisan Gelato by Norman Love is next door to the Fort Myers salon, off Daniels Parkway east of I-75. Chocolates, gift baskets, sipping chocolate and Love’s book, “Artistry in Chocolate, A Story of Love,” also can be ordered online at www.normanloveconfections.com. In addition, Norman Love Confections chocolates and desserts are offered on 18 Princess Cruises’ ships through the “Chocolate Journeys” partnership and at independent retail locations throughout the U.S. For more information visit www.normanloveconfections.com or call 239-561-7215.