For those lucky enough to live in the Seattle area, I wanted to share a great local source for chocolate confections and education. It is called The Chocolate Box , located on Pine St. in downtown Seattle. Not only do they curate a fabulous selection of mostly NW made chocolates, but they do cool things like chocolate & wine pairings and chocolate and wine related tours. For instance, this November they are doing pairings of French wines with chocolate from their collection. Check them out at www.sschocolatebox.com. Years ago they carried my chocolate truffles for pairing with wines, and if truffles weren't so dang delicate, I would still be making and selling them today.