Press articles on Exotic Chocolate Tasting

Matchmaking – Wine Spectator Magazine Jan/Feb 2015 –  or see reprinted story on “NEWS” tab

How to Pair Wine & Chocolate video –  The Street Jim Cramer CNBC Mad Money website  Feb. 2017

Chocolate & wine – Luxury Living Magazine, Newsday

Roxanne Browning from Exotic Chocolate Tasting Featured in Wine Spectator Magazine

Wine Spectator Magazine features Roxanne Browning from Exotic Chocolate Tasting on Wine and Chocolate Pairing

Business is Sweet on Chocolate – Newsday

8 chocolate Covered Careers – Fortune Magazine

Chocolate with Benefits – Gem Magazine

Chocolate Sommelier comes to the East End – Edible Magazine

Wine and Chocolate, now that’s a Beautiful thing – Exciting wine and food places

The Chocolate Cult – Want an Exotic Chocolate Tasting Experience!

New York Times article on chocolate and wine pairing – Favored comment from Roxanne Browning

Cacao Love Letters – The Jaguar and the Cacao Tree by Author Birgitte Rasine

 Jaguar and the cacao tree

Book by Birgitte Rasine

“Life’s many paths are never without a twist. I had all intentions as a child to save the world—from what, I didn’t know.  A career in advertising in New York City followed art studies, but it was far from my dream of joining the Peace Corps. I finally woke up in 1990. I saw that my small suburban hometown was deeply rooted in deeds for those in the “club,” and I considered that an opportunity to bring positive changes. I ran for, and was elected Mayor, a deeply rewarding and humbling experience to serve the people. With a focus on our environment and infrastructure, our administration enacted changes that have stood the test of time.
After these two high-energy careers, I retired the gavel in search of a sweeter life. “Follow your passions” was the mantra for this next chapter. Chocolate was always there as a comfort and a mystery. But where did it come from? Was it from Hershey Pennsylvania or the Swiss Alps? Each new discovery brought me closer to its roots of nobility.
Ultimately, a trip to the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest, where I harvested cacao and witnessed first-hand how a cacao pod transforms into a chocolate bar. The Kichwa people welcomed me into their small community, where they serve as stewards of the rainforest, living off the land with a profound respect that goes back thousands of years. This 900-family cooperative share in the profits of their heirloom cacao. A sustainable outcome for all to enjoy here in America in the form of a chocolate bar.

My “green” mission and higher purpose is to bring a wider awareness of the indigenous people that create chocolate from tree-to-bar, of how cacao helps the rainforest, of the health benefits of this wondrous plant, and to demonstrate how to mindfully savor every morsel for your well-being.”



Cook for your life

Daily News – December 2011

Business is in the sweet spot

Business is in the sweet spot – Newsday