The BEST Halloween Candy and Wine Pairings
Put a unique spin on Halloween with our ingenious lolly and wine pairing guide and make the most of your (kids’) lolly haul! With so many lollies just lying around, you might as well get in on the action. Go for your lolly favs, or try them all – each is rewarding in its own wonderful way.
Milk Bottles and Chardonnay
Milk bottles are an absolute classic! Their smooth, creamy and blissful texture pairs well with Chardonnay’s similar traits, while the intense fruit flavours of the wine lift the entire experience. This is the way milk bottles were meant to be eaten.
Peppermint Crisp and Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon can surprise with subtle touches of minty freshness, which is perfect for easing into the strong peppermint and chocolate flavours. Of course, satisfying that sweet tooth with the pairing of chocolate and fruity wine is a no-brainer.
Jaffas and Grenache
The intense chocolate and orange twist of fan-favourite Jaffas requires a wine that possesses punchy fruit flavours and a soft underbelly. Also, a hint of spice wouldn’t go astray. Look no further than a mouth-watering Grenache!
Snickers and Tawny
The fusion of chocolate and Tawny is the stuff of legends and a popular pairing for romantic occasions. It’s Halloween, so shake things up by adding the delightful caramel, nougat and peanut mix of a Snickers, and you’re in for a real treat. No trick.
Allen’s Snakes and Verdelho
Allen’s Snakes are full of juicy fruit flavours. To match this simple sweet, one needs a wine defined by a bright core of ripe fruit. Verdelho is the prime candidate thanks to its fresh tropical tones which ultimately lead to a festival of flavour.
Sherbies and Sauvignon Blanc
When chowing down on Sherbies, the last thing you want is a wine pairing that restrains the satisfying explosion of fizz. A Sauvignon Blanc with crunchy acidity complements the sherbet core and adds fruity flavours to the sweet and chewy affair. Yum!
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