Who says that Halloween has to be a celebration for kids only? This year, surprise your guests by hosting a wine tasting party and try pairing together classic Halloween treats. You’ll be surprised just how well they go together and you’ll be sure to have a thriller evening.
Like Butter: Candy Corn and Chardonnay
Candy corn is creamy and sweet, with a taste of butter – perfect to pair with a barrel-aged Chardonnay that has malolactic fermentation, which gives off a buttery flavor in the wine and will pair very well with candy corn.
Joseph Carr Chardonnay
Tasting Profile: Sourced from cool and foggy Sonoma County in California, this crisp and refreshing Chardonnay has a creamy texture and bright acidity.
Blend of Colors? Blend the Flavors!
M&Ms are a cornucopia of colors and flavors in every bite, so pick a blended red wine – so grab a handful of candy and pair together with a wine that offers multiple grapes for a full-body, rounded taste.
Hob Nob Red Blend
Tasting Profile: Mixing together Grenache, Cabernet, Syrah & Pinot Noir, HobNob is ripe and juicy. The flavors will melt together in your mouth with a rounded, full body feel.
Give me a Glass of that Pinot Noir
Kit Kat bars are one of the most popular candies – perfect for breaking off a piece and sharing with someone. Look for a lighter red to go with the lighter chocolate, and you’ll quickly find that you’ll be sharing more than just the candy.
The Calling Pinot Noir
Tasting Profile: Medium bodied with mocha and black cherries with notes of caramel make this a great combination with Kit Kats or Twix bars, perfect candy for sharing with someone.
Dark Fruits? Try Dark Chocolate
A good shiraz is plentiful with black fruits that has a robust feel with soft, velvet tannins and would go well with any dark chocolate. Try it with Hershey’s Special Dark, but also elevate your chocolate game with bittersweet or 80% dark chocolate bars.
Peter Lehmann Shiraz
Tasting Profile: A deep color and a bouquet of fruits from Barossa Valley, this full body wine is richly flavored with layers of chocolate and vanilla.