Candy and Wine…Who Would’ve Known?
In a short time, we will have come across yet another fun-filled Halloween night, where the ultimate prize is a bag full of delicious and sweet candies ranging from chocolate, lollipops, and hard candies. For kids, this night will be one of the most fun times of the year with so much candy to munch on. But for adults, it can be even more fun and candy can still be involved too. How does a night of eating candy and wine drinking sound? It might seem that candy and wine does not mesh well, especially the sweet ones, but actually there are many wines that can mix well with the savory sweetness of Halloween candies. Knowing this, you can get in on the fun of eating candy all night with your kids on Halloween. Here is a short list of the top five Halloween candy and wine pairings.
#5. Twix- Inniskillin Vidal Ice Wine 2011
When you bite into a Twix, you will discover delicious combinations of chocolate, cookie, caramel. The flavors of a Twix lasts long after you will devour it, so we recommend the enlightening sweetness of our ice wines. This is a type of dessert wine that been made from grapes that were frozen while still on the vine. The Inniskillin Winery is a premium winery from Canada. Their ice wine has a blend of fresh tropical aromas, fruity flavors, and a natural acidity, creating a good balance with the strong chocolate and caramel flavors.
#4. Snickers- Grahams 10 year old Tawny Port
The nutty and caramel flavors of this classic chocolate bar would balance well with the nutty and fig aromas of this sweet and zesty Portuguese wine that is also very well balanced with its pairings.
#3. Skittles- Michele Nivole Moscato 2013
Tasting the rainbow will ever be more delicious with the fruity skittles paired with a Moscato dessert wine. We recommend drinking the Michele Chiarlo Nivole from Italy as your wine pairing; this lovely wine exhibits a fresh and light palate, hints of mango and melon, and exuberant aromas of honeysuckle blossoms and tropical fruit. This is a sweet, flavorful wine that will balance well with the sweetness of the candy.
#2. Plain M&M’s- Rombauer Vineyards Merlot 2011
M&M’s are one of the most common and favorite of the Halloween candies. It only makes sense that they pair well with one of the most popular wine selections in North America. The sweetness of the chocolate will melt perfectly with the medium body flavored merlot from Rombauer Vineyards. This wine also contains hints of spice and cranberry with medium tannins and a smooth finish creates the ideal candy and wine pairing for Halloween.
#1. Gummy Bears- Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc + Viognier 2013
Everybody’s favorite chewy and fruity candies are absolutely amazing paired with this refreshing blend of sweet mango, fresh lemon, and honeydew with notes of soft orange blossom and carnation floral. This Californian wine consists of many tropical and fruity flavors, colliding together for a long and lively finish. The juicy, fruity flavors of both this wine and gummy bears creates two excellent companions.
Enjoy Your Halloween Night In
Before Halloween night arrives, make sure you make your way toward Harry’s Wine and Spirits in Brentwood and get on the wine listed above. We carry many different excellent wines featured across the globe that matches well with all kinds of food. You will find the one you need for that ultimate candy and wine pairing that you have been craving.