It’s almost Halloween, and that means we’re getting ready to open some bottles to go along with our favorite candy. Here are some wine and candy pairings to make your Halloween ghoulishly good.
1. Gummy Bears and Sparkling Wine
Sparkling wine is the perfect wine for gummy bears. The wine’s effervescence cuts the overwhelming sweetness in gummy candy while pairing well with the fruitiness.
2. Red Licorice Twists and Gamay
Gamay’s flavors of raspberries and red fruits pairs perfectly with the strawberry and cherry flavor in everyone’s favorite licorice twist.
3. Candy Fish and Rosé
Candy fish belong to a family of candy called “wine gums,” but sadly, they don’t actually have wine in them. The red fruit flavors in Rosé wine are perfect for accompanying the indistinguishable berry-like flavors in our favorite candy fish.
4. Peanut Butter Cups and Pinot Noir
We all love the sweet and salty flavors of milk chocolate and creamy peanut butter, and wine only makes the combination even better. Pinot Noir’s acidity cuts through the richness of the peanut butter and makes for a delicious experience.
5. Fruity Candy and Chardonnay
Chardonnay is one of the most popular wine varietals in America. To pair with the sweet rainbow of these fruity candies, we suggest an unoaked Chardonnay to fully capture the tasty fruit flavors from both the candy and the wine.
6. Peanut-Caramel-Nougat-Chocolate Bars and Cabernet Sauvignon
Peanuts, chocolate, caramel, and nougat are all strong flavors that work harmoniously inour favorite candy bar. As a bold red wine, Cabernet Sauvignon can stand up to all the different flavors in the candy bar without overshadowing everything we like about about this candy bar.
7. Chocolate Bars and Syrah
From s’mores to snacking on a whole pile of chocolate bars, this classic candy is perfect for pairing with wine. We like to have ours with some Syrah. The wine’s full body goes perfectly with melt-on-your-tongue chocolate.