Red Wine Truffles {and giveaway}

Red Wine Truffles, delicious and smooth! Very pretty at any wine and cheese party! #truffles

I have been wanting to make red wine truffles for some time now! Today’s giveaway just fit right in perfectly! Thanks to Staples, one lucky winner will receive a Preservino VinoVault Wine Cellar.

First, let’s talk truffles. I made this version super easy just for you. It only uses a couple tablespoons of red wine, but it’s enough to totally enhance the chocolate flavor! By rolling these truffles in sprinkles, I’ve saved you that extra step of dipping in chocolate and allowing the coating to set.

Now, you’re wondering, okay, so I open a bottle of red wine only to use TWO TABLESPOONS? Here’s the best part. These truffles are perfect for a girl’s night in, or an adult dinner and dessert. The recipe makes only 18 truffles, so you aren’t stuck with an abundance of chocolate (not that I ever complain about that)! By making these a few days before your event, you can focus on cleaning house, getting your snacks ready, or reading a good book!


And, there’s more. Your wine will still be good by recorking it using your new VinoVault wine cellar! I will admit, I was a little afraid of the “argon gas container” that is used to help preserve the wine, but it worked out just fine and was easy to use! It puts the air back in your bottle, and preserves it until you are ready to finish that opened bottle of wine (I’m assuming that’s where the “preservino” name came from, yes I’m quite genius like that)!

Not only does this wine cooler preserve your wine, but it also chills your wine to the perfect temperature. It’s pretty awesome. And one of YOU are going to win your own wine cooler! How, you might ask?! Scroll past the recipe to enter the giveaway!

Yield: 18 truffles

Red Wine Truffles

Red Wine Truffles
Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 5 minutes


  • 12oz milk chocolate
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp red wine (I used Cabernet)
  • sprinkles


  1. Fill a saucepan with one inch of water. Bring to a boil. Place a bowl, or double boiler over the boiling water. Add your cream and red wine and heat until very warm. Remove from heat and add chocolate. Whisk until melted and smooth! Refrigerate chocolate for 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Scoop into balls and roll in sprinkles. Store in freezer or refrigerator until ready to serve!



One lucky Shugary Sweets reader will win:

  • Preservino VinoVault Wine Cellar: THIS make and model shipped from Staples

How to enter: (choose one or all options-leave a comment for EACH entry)


  1. Leave a blog post comment below telling me your favorite wine, candy, or item from Staples (it’s THAT easy)!
  2. Share today’s post on ANY of your social media (facebook, twitter, stumbleupon, google+) and leave me a comment for each share letting me know how you shared.


Giveaway open to U.S. residents only. Must be 18 years or older.

Giveaway is open from 10am EST 6/4/13 until 8am EST 6/10/13

One winner will be chosen using and will receive notification by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be chosen.

Staples provided me with this Preservino VinoVault Wine refrigerator to review and giveaway. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. To see their full line of mini refrigerators, visit


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115 comments on “Red Wine Truffles {and giveaway}”

  1. Any dessert with wine is a good dessert! 😉

  2. My favorite kind of wine is a Chardonnay. The truffles look so good!

  3. I shared your post and the giveaway on Twitter.

  4. Cyndi

    I love a wine called Twin Springs. It’s a sweet red 🙂

  5. What fun truffles! I have “mommy happy hour” every week with some girlfriends and am bringing these for sure!! Oh, and I can never get out of Staples without grabbing a box of Swedish Fish at the register!

  6. Angie

    I’m a sucker for different colored Sharpies.

  7. Eva D

    Moscato is my favorite wine. Sweet and bubbly!. If you like red wine AND chocolate you have to try Chocovine wine. It’s like drinking a truffle. It also comes in raspberry and mocha flavors. Yummy!

  8. Emily

    Moscato! But I’d much rather have champagne. 😉

  9. Avery K.

    I love the Pinot Gris from King Estate!!

  10. maria mendoza

    Moscato is my favorite wine. and my favorite part of staples is sharpies, tags and photo paper

  11. MaryBeth

    Favorite candy is dark chocolate truffles 🙂

  12. Rachel

    My hubby and I love Red Moscato, yum!

  13. Mary

    Shared on Facebook. Leftover wine!?! A local winery offers a tasty Chocolate Covered Cherry wine that came immediately to mind when I saw this post.

  14. Jessica

    My fav candy is walmart peanut butter cups-don’t judge just see for yourself! Also, my fav wine is Chianti!

  15. Red wine truffles? I love this recipe for so many reasons.

  16. My favorite candy is a Milky Way bar.

  17. I’m a red wine girl, and I love it with chocolate. Who doesn’t?! These look amazing.

  18. So many choices!!! LOL! Our favorite wine, at the moment, is Papillion by Orin Swift. I love DARK chocolate with sea salt. And, I love the SMELL of just walking into Staples! LOL! AHHH!!! Paper supplies!!!

  19. Jennifer Lonas

    My favorite wine is Moscato….I think I would like to make these truffles with that! 🙂 As for Staples….whats NOT to love in that store ha ha ha. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  20. Erin Heiser

    My favrote wine is Riesling. Although I have been drinking Fourteen Hands Cabernet recently.

  21. jessvoz

    My favorite wine is Champagne!

  22. Favorite candy of all time would have to be Reese’s in any shape or form. I love these easy and yummy looking truffles. Can you bring me some later this week? 😉

  23. Stephanie

    I change my wine with winter and summer. I love white in summer and red in the winter. My favorite candy is lindt truffles.YUM!

  24. Gloria

    Love my new HON Executive chair!

  25. I love all chocolate!! But, Milky Way has always been at the top of my list! My favorite wine is definitely a Cab!

    Will be making these truffles for sure!!


  26. My favorite candy is praline. Rich and yummy!

  27. Terri

    My favorite candy is a chocolate bar with almonds!

  28. Veruna

    Oh these sound delicious! Of course it’s really hard to go wrong with red wine or truffles. Thanks for the recipe!

  29. Sandi O

    Favorite wine: Apothic White – mostly because I like the label, but the wine is pretty good, too. (Yes, I know it’s a dumb reason to like the wine!)

  30. Jennifer G

    I think it might have to be this wine fridge. And I will definitely be trying these out.

  31. Debbie

    My favorite candy is milk chocolate w/ coconut! I shared on Facebook!

  32. Debbie

    My favorite wine is any that is in my glass! 🙂 I shared on Pinterest!

  33. So simple and so elegant. These would be a wonderful dinner party dessert or a great homemade hostess gift! I love red wine in sauces and desserts…as well as by the glass. 🙂

  34. nessa

    I love dry, red wines!

  35. nova c.

    Love the Lindt LINDOR Chocolate Truffles Classic Gift Box on

  36. Jenna T

    I just tried Nivuro it is a mix of wine that is oh so good.

  37. Jenna T

    Shared on google plus.

  38. Jenna T

    shared on Facebook.

  39. Kara

    I love Pinot Grigio.

  40. Tracey vianden

    My favorite wine is Beringers white zifandel. My favorite chocolate is three musketeers, and my favorite item from staples is post it flags.


  41. Priscilla D.

    My favorite wine is Riesling!

  42. Jenny

    I love dry rieslings!

  43. What an amazing giveaway!

    My fave wine…hmmn, does champagne count? : )

  44. janet

    I love the chocowine.

  45. I love truffles and have always been so intrigued when I see red wine in them! Yours look gorgeous!

  46. I love to get my kids tri poster boards from there! Had no idea they had wine and wine coolers! By the way, these truffles! AMAZING!!

  47. Robin w

    cosentino Cab Franc is my favorite everyday wine. And Far Niente cab for special occasions!

  48. Robin w

    I shared on Google +

  49. Margie L

    Favorite wine – Vinho Verde in the summer; Red Zin or Ruby Port in winter
    Favorite candy – Dark chocolate anything!
    Favorite Staples – 5×7 legal note pads… good old fashioned tool that doesn’t need to be charged!
    Thanks for such fun recipes!

  50. Kelly D

    My favorite candy is M&MS, I cannot have them around me! I see Staples ships the M&M’s® Peanut Candy, 42 oz. Bag.

  51. Annie

    My favorite kind of candy are truffles.

  52. I love any type of chocolate with red wine!

  53. My favorite wine is Gascon Malbec (at the moment), my favorite chocolate is the Green & Black’s Whote Chocolate Bar (although it’s not technically chocolate) and my favorite Staples product is the easy button, of course! 😉

    Those truffles look delish!

  54. My favorite wine is Pinot Grigio, but I could definitely get behind the red in these truffles. 😉

  55. Sarah L

    I love Twix bars.

  56. Karla G

    Favorite candy, hands down, is toffee! Love it!!

  57. Janet T.

    My favorite wine is Saint Chateau Michelle Riesling, favorite candy is Skittles, and favorite thing at Staples is copy paper.

  58. Gina Guthrie

    I pinned this giveaway

  59. Gina Guthrie

    I love tobin james wines.

  60. Holly B

    I’m pretty easy to please, I love whatever red wine is on sale at Trader Joes this week 😉

  61. I’m not too picky with wines, so I have about a billion favorites. I just like them not too dry and at least the slightest bit sweet.

  62. KaySue

    I like to try the white wines from our local vineyards.

  63. Sherri

    I love all the back to school penny specials from Staples as welll as the great prices they have on office supplies.

  64. Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Vegges


  65. puja

    favourite is a riesling!

  66. You had me at wine… And pinot. Always pinot.

  67. lately I have been a sucker for moscato de asti wine

  68. Wine and chocolate all rolled into one delectable treat?!? Aimee you could be rich selling these! 😀

  69. Catherine

    I love Cupcake Sauvignon Blanc!

  70. I looove a sweet riesling. cool product!
    x Hilary
    hilary . l . adams @ gmail . com

  71. Amber W

    My favorite wine is red 🙂 I will leave it at that because I really love all varieties of red wine

  72. Nadya Kotik

    I love Guylian Chocolate candy most!

  73. Nadya Kotik

    I shared on twitter

  74. sharonjo

    My favorite Staples item:

    That is one big, beautiful television!

    Would love the wine cellar too! Thanks so much for the chance.

  75. sharonjo

    Shared on Google+
    (Sharon Olivier)

  76. Amanda Renea

    My favorite thing from staples is all the pens and markers!

  77. Kesha

    My favorite candy is M&M’s

  78. Love how easy these truffles are Aimee!

  79. Mmm, I love red wine. These truffles are divine!

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