I always get excited at Halloween, not for the costumes or the fall foliage but the idea that my kids will be getting free candy, and I will be able to sneak some! There is always so much candy to choose from and what better way to select your children’s candy then to pick the pieces that will pair well with wine!
Let’s start with a the Sweet One! Something sweet and sugary such as Skittles, should pair with the Sweet One. There are lots of citrus flavors in skittles and every once and a while a berry taste and the sweet fruity taste of the Sweet One is a nice addition. The Sweet One will work with many candies that have a fruity and sweet taste. The fun part is figuring out which you like the best!
An Autumn staple, candy corn, needs a wine that will cut all the sweetness. Try our Reserve Chardonnay (2010). The oak, vanilla and butter notes in the Chardonnay will blend well with all the sugary sweetness of those little orange and yellow candies!
What better to serve with a Semi Dry wine, such as Devil’s Den Red, than M&Ms. Usually served with a semi sweet chocolate, our Devils Den will fit nicely with the milk chocolate, as well, especially with the wine’s notes of strawberries.
If you find a great match, let us know! Happy Halloween!