It’s that time of year. And once again you’re faced with that grisly question: Which Halloween candy can you sneak with your glass of wine.
No tricks here. These are our suggestions for not-so-terrifying Halloween candy pairings.
First, let’s just put this out there: Like a black dress and a broomstick, sparkling wines go with just about everything. Which is why it is our favorite Halloween candy wine.
Enjoying a glass of brut bubbles? Pluck some candy corn, Skittles, Starburst, Dots, Nerds, Sourpatch Kids, Smarties, Almond Joy, 100 Grand, or Kit Kat from the candy bowl. Twix is also a great pairing with slightly sweet bubbles. Look for those labeled sec (semi-sweet) or demi-sec (sweeter).
Don’t be frightened. This nutty fortified wine is not just for the mysterious old lady that lives down the street. It can be otherworldly with chocolately sweets, including Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Twix, Snickers, Kit Kat, and 100 Grand – especially Amontillado varieties.
Light White Wines
Pouring a wicked glass of mouth-watering sauvignon blanc or a dry riesling? Snatch up a sugary or fruity confection, such as Dots, Smarties, Skittles, Nerds, or Sour Patch Kids.
Full-bodied White Wines
When drinking an oaky chardonnay on a spooky, moonlit night, reach for a Butterfinger, Kit Kat, Twix, 100 Grand, Snickers, or even candy corn. This pairing is, like, super natural.
Medium Red Wines
Does the task of choosing candy with your glass of Merlot or Grenache make you want to howl at the moon? Relax. Kit Kat or Snickers will help satisfy that appetite.
Full Red Wines
A Petite Sirah or Cabernet Sauvignon is great on a chilly evening – while sitting over a bubbling cauldron with a handful of fun size Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Snickers, or dark chocolate, of course.
Enjoy sipping a port as black as night? Grab for a Snickers, or some dark chocolate. Even a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup can be ghoulishly good with a tawny port.
Happy haunting… err… sipping.