This Halloween when your kids inevitably bring home an unreasonable amount of candy, don’t just sneak a few bites for yourself here and there. Instead, we suggest you do it up right and pair that candy with some of the best wines Cascadia has to offer. And better yet, invite some friends over to make it party! And we know what you’re thinking: pairing wine and sweet treats is notoriously tricky. But we’re here to help! Just give these pairings a try and see how candy and wine really do belong together.
Sour candies and Matua Hawkes Bay Sauvignon Blanc: These candies are fruity, but they’re also tart, so best to pair them with a wine that has the same kind of peach, melon, and guava flavours with zippy acidity to match that sweet-and-tart flavour.
Sour Candies and Matua Hawkes Bay Sauvignon Blanc:
These candies are fruity, but they’re also tart, so best to pair them with a wine that has the same kind of peach, melon, and guava flavours with zippy acidity to match that sweet-and-tart flavour.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups and Hidalgo Oloroso Faraon:
This Sherry might not be as sweet as a chocolate peanut butter cup, but it has a rich, full body and sweet flavours of toffee, chocolate, and figs with a distinct nuttiness that makes it a great match for this treat.
Red Licorice and Cleto Chiarli Premium Lambrusco di Sorbara:
This Lambrusco is bursting with ripe and juicy red fruits like strawberries and raspberries. It has a touch of sweet baking spice like vanilla and cinnamon and tastes just like a red licorice candy.
Milk Chocolate and Ruby Port:
Milk chocolate is sweet and velvety, just like a Ruby Port, and the two together are one of our favourite dessert pairings. The sweet berry flavours of Port compliment the chocolatey goodness as it melts in your mouth.
Candy Corn and Prosecco:
It wouldn’t really be Halloween without candy corn, would it? You can’t really go wrong when pairing bubbles with anything, and a fun and fruity Prosecco will mellow out the sweetness of candy corn and make it taste just a bit more grown up.