Delicious Halloween Candy and Wine Pairings

Whether hosting a spooky Halloween bash or sneaking some treats from the candy bucket, here are some creative pairings that are sure to please the palate.


Halloween Candy Wine Pairings

 

Candy

Wine

Why it Works

 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

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PEANUT BUTTER CUPS: peanut butter covered in milk or dark chocolate

LAMBRUSCO: sweet, sometimes fizzy, with notes of cherry, berries, and plum

We all know you cannot have peanut butter without jelly and that is exactly why this pair works so well! 

Whoppers 

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WHOPPERS: malt powder surrounded by milk chocolate

PINOT NOIR: lighter in color than some reds with aromas of rose, fruits, cherry, and berries

Whoppers are the easiest candy to pair with wine because malt powder is traditionally used as a base for milkshakes in a variety of flavors. Pair with a pinot noir with aromas of black cherry, berry, or currant and you have your own sophisticated “milkshake”.

Starburst

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STARBURST: extra sweet and bursting with tangy fruit flavors

ROSE’: a new wine staple, it has flavors of red fruit, flowers, melon, and citrus

Fruit meets fruit in this sweet combination that will remind you of summer.

Snickers 

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SNICKERS: nougat, caramel, and peanuts draped in milk chocolate

CHAMPAGNE: sparkling wine made from a blend of grapes

The fruity taste of Champagne will balance out the rich flavors and textures of Snickers.

Twix 

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TWIX: a buttery shortbread layered with caramel and chocolate

SYRAH: a deep red with notes of berries, olive, pepper, chocolate, oak, and sometimes smoke

A decadent candy meets a decadent wine.

Candy Corn 

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CANDY CORN: a chewy candy, that is made from sugar, corn syrup, and confectioner’s wax

RIESLING: a white wine that can either be super sweet or dry

Riesling will cleanse the palate after a bite of extra sweet candy corn.

Nerds candy 

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NERDS: a sugar crystal that has been coated with layers of sugar, plus added flavors and colors

PINOT GRIGIO: another white wine with fruity flavors of lime, lemon, pear, apple, and nectarine

Nerds will add a little “kick” to the pinot grigio.

M&Ms 

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M&Ms: milk chocolate with a candy-coated shell

PORT: a red dessert wine with notes of plum and berry

Port goes well with just about any chocolate dessert, making this a winning combo.

 What is your favorite candy and wine pairing? Let us know on social media and tag us or #Vinotemp so we can see.

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