Hey, Adults…what wine will you drink with your Halloween candy?
Stocked Cellars is always here to make sure you have something yummy…in your glass.
An adult twist on trick-or-treating, Stocked Cellars expert wine educator, Diane Cochrane, recommends the following wine and candy pairings that will make your Halloween that much sweeter.
Candy Corn + Gewürztraminer
The sugary candy deserves the sweetest wine. A late harvest Gewürztraminer features bright, mature fruit flavours and the most natural residual sugar of all wines. It is ideal for sipping while nibbling on candy corn since the sweet tastes are so similar. The high acid content in the Gewürztraminer means each sip cleanses the palate and helps the richness of the candy. Together they make the ideal fall dessert!
Smarties + Viognier
Floral notes of honeysuckle and orange blossom with hints of spice along with some citrus zest making it the perfect pair.
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups + Chardonnay
An oaky, buttery Chardonnay is the perfect complement to a smooth, chocolatey peanut butter cup. The higher acid content cuts through the richness of the chocolate.
Starburst + Rosé
A Starburst deserves a fruity wine like rosé, which is made with rich red berries like Cabernet Sauvignon. The high acidity will also help ease the chewiness of the candy while keeping the combination light and refreshing.
Sour Patch Kids + Pinot Blanc
Crisp and lean, this wine’s light body and minerality go hand-in-hand with the candy’s sweet and sour flavours.
Dark Chocolate Kit Kat + Cabernet Sauvignon
A darker chocolate treat deserves a more substantial wine. The flavours of dark chocolate match beautifully with Cabernet Sauvignon This wine features notes of dark red fruits and a hint of smoke. The pairing will dance in your mouth and make a decadent, rich dessert.
Twix + Shiraz
A Twix — with its rich chocolate, buttery shortbread cookie, and indulgent caramel — pairs well with a Shiraz. This variety features a signature flavour profile of red currant with a hint of fiery black pepper, which makes it a delicious partner with such a decadent candy.
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