Move over charcuterie platter – there’s a new food and wine pairing in town. There are so many different flavors in Halloween candies that unique wine pairings abound. Whether it’s milk chocolate, dark chocolate, sweet treats, sour treats, salty treats – there is a white wine, out there to match.
In this wine lovers opinions, there’s not much that doesn’t go with wine. Even Halloween candy.
It’s far from the fancy pairings that sommeliers love, but if you’re the kind of person who enjoys the abundance of candy in October, and wine anytime of the year, then you’ll want to take a look at this list.
Wine pairings typically work by either contrasting or complementing different flavors. On Halloween, there are plenty of excessively sweet and sour flavors to contend with. You’ll want to keep that in mind with some of the sweeter wine suggestions. Although you normally might not be so inclined to sip a sweeter wine, in some cases it’s the perfect option to pair with a sweet dish – or in this case, candy.
The ideal wine pairing is always the one you like best. But if you want to savor your *childs* Halloween haul in style, it’s helpful to keep certain tips in mind when pairing wine with your Snickers, M&M’s and other candy.
Bon Appetit, cheers, and bottoms up!