Wine Pairings for Trick-or-Treat Candy

Apparently, it's a thing. 

After the kids are tucked in, and the parents start sneaking candy from the Trick-or-Treat bags (don't act all shocked... you know you do it, too), you settle down with a nice glass of wine and some candy.

And there's a method to enjoying this late-night treat.  Actually, there are several foodie/wine blogs that have gone to the trouble of finding just the right wine with your candy.


1. Butterfinger.  Try it with a buttery chardonnay.  The flavors go best with a white wine.  Ideally one that's medium-bodied.

2.  Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.  Try a Lambrusco.  It's a sweet wine that goes well with peanut butter for the same reason jelly does.

3. Kit Kats, or anything that's mostly about the chocolate.  Go with a Pinot Noir or a Syrah.  Definitely something red.

4. Candy corn.  Pop a bottle of champagne or Prosecco.  Apparently the waxiness of the candy corn goes well with bubbles. 

5. Snickers.  Go with a deep, rich Syrah.  It goes well with chocolate and nuts.

6. Starburst, Nerds, or anything else that's straight sugar.  Pair it with a dry Riesling, or a dry rosé.  Nothing too sweet.

(Read more from Coastal Living and Vivino)  



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