The Ultimate Guide to Halloween Candy and Wine Pairings
After a long night of trick or treating, it's finally time to put the kids to bed and to pour yourself a well-earned glass of wine. While you relax, you might see your kid's candy stash out of the corner of your eye and decide to sneak a few pieces. They don't need all that sugar anyway, right? We put together the perfect list of wine pairings to go along with your (borrowed) Halloween candy. Turn on a scary movie, get comfortable, and enjoy these pairings.
P.S. If you're worried about stealing too much of your kid's candy, wait until the day after Halloween for discounted candy and build your own stash.
Cabernet Sauvignon x Snickers Bar
Like our world famous Cabernet Sauvignon, a Snickers bar is complex with its multitude of flavors and textures. The layers of peanuts, caramel, nougat, and chocolate pair incredibly well with the silky tannins, ripe fruit, and rich acidity in our balanced wine. This combination is a Halloween legend in the making. Be sure to try it this year!
Merlot x Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup
We are all familiar with the classic combination of chocolate and peanut butter that Reese’s perfected long ago. If you are ready to take this salty/sweet concoction to the next level, and perhaps achieve wine pairing perfection, then try it with our Merlot! The aromas of chocolate, dark plums, red berries, and spices will hit just right as they meld with your Reese’s. The lovely tannins also complement the fatty element of the peanut butter.
Chardonnay x Candy Corn
Candy corn is unique for its sweet, buttery taste and waxy texture. We can think of no better pairing than our complex, medium-bodied Chardonnay. It will soften the pure sugar flavors while the hints of vanilla will complement the candy quite well. If a chilled glass of Chardonnay is your go-to, then track down some candy corn this year and try this fun pairing!
Sauvignon Blanc x Skittles
Skittles come in all sorts of fruity flavors, but you need a dry wine to cut through the sweetness. That is why our Sauvigon Blanc is a great companion to your colorful bag of candy. The intensity and balanced acidity will tone down the Skittles and create a pairing that all white wine fans will appreciate.
Rosé x Gummy Worms
The intriguing texture of gummy worms keeps you wanting more, but the taste can get plain quickly. So if you want to keep your taste buds engaged while you binge on a childhood favorite, then pour yourself a glass of our Rosé! The fresh, delicate notes of blackberries, raspberries, and cherries will enhance the fruit flavor in the candy, and the acidity will create a pleasing balance for your palate as the inevitable sugar rush kicks in.
Carmenere x Nestlé Crunch
Melty chocolate with rice puffs? Yes, please! Of course, we are talking about Nestlé's Crunch. Try pairing this classic candy bar with our Carmenere for a slight twist on the standard red wine and chocolate pairing. The expressive fruit with intense ripe berries and delicate hints of coffee and toast combined with a Nestlé’s Crunch will make your mouth so happy.
Malbec x Hershey’s
Hershey’s might be a no-frills candy, but who can resist the sweet milk chocolate? I bet you can just feel it melting in your mouth right now. The aromas of dark fruit in our Malbec complement the chocolate nicely. Imagine the taste of chocolate covered berries in every sip!
Pinot Noir x Twix
The wonderful balance of cookie crunch, chewy caramel, and silky chocolate in a Twix make it a perfect match for our Pinot Noir. An elegant wine with fresh acidity awaits you. The smooth tannins, well integrated oak, and focused fruit flavors will all come alive in our final pairing.
Enjoy the parade of candy and wine pairing options that Halloween brings!