Pairing Wine & Halloween Candy!

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Enjoying Halloween candy isn’t just for kids!  Here’s some fun wine and candy pairings just for adults!

Red Wine Pairings
Reds go best with chocolates.  If you have bolder red such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Shiraz, go for M&Ms or a Snickers. For lighter reds like Pinot Noir or Primitivo, pair with chocolate and peanut butter, such as Reese’s. 

White Wine Pairings
If you prefer dry white wine like Pinot Grigio, pair it with citrus flavors such as skittles.  Candies with a smooth texture like Starbursts or Candy Corn really complement sweet wines like Moscato or rich whites such as Chardonnay.

Sparkling Wines
Sparkling wines are a little more versatile, the bubbliness is a perfect match for the tart flavors of Nerds.  However, sparkling wines can also complement more decadent treats like Mounds.

Dessert Wines
Sweet dessert wines such as Port or Sherry and chocolate are a combination made in wine pairing heaven. Try chocolate candies with nuts, wafer, or caramel with these wines.  Heath Bars or Snickers are some tasty suggestions.

Whatever you do, don’t let the kids find out you took all the Halloween Candy…

Click here to watch Karen Bonarrigo pair wines with candy on KBTX!

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