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Halloween Candy & Wine pairings

Happy HalloWINE!

As you may know, besides the wine thing, I have a thing for chocolate. Though it can be a spendy vice, I like fine chocolate. Currently, I am obsessed with local Pixie Dust Chocolates, Chocolate Myracles and Seattle's Theo. But come this Halloween you may have a bucket or pillowcase full of the drug store varieties that are calling to you after the little goblins have gone to bed.

What's a girl to do, but dip into the unattended Halloween stash and pair them with wine.

Sticking to some classics, here are a couple pairings to try:

Almond Joy and Sparkling (Mt. Dome Brut is a perfect pairing with almonds and it enhances the coconut)

Snickers and Sangiovese (Latah Creek Wine Cellars gives you a red that won't overpower the whole-lot-going-on in this candy bar)

Three Musketeers and Ice Dessert Wine. (Kiona slowly nibble sip the sweet stuff)


Milky Way Dark Chocolate and Syrah (Dark Chocolate is dreamy with Syrah or even a Cabernet Sauvignon Try Liberty Lake Wine Cellars, Cougar Crest or Overbluff Cellars' Syrah)

Caramel Apples : Gewurztraminer's spicy floral notes are a lovely complement to the caramel, but  go with an off-dry Riesling such as Nodland's Bebop or Latah Creek's Riesling pairs nicely with the tart apple.

Candy Corn and Chardonnay (A slight buttery chardonnnay blends nicely with this halloween classic. Try Chardonnay from Townshend Cellar, Latah Creek Wine Cellars or  2010 van Löben Sels  Chardonnay that received a 92 from Robert Parker)

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (Sherry pairs well with the peanut flavors but I like the smooth Pieces of Red Blend from Whitestone Winery)

Twizzlers and Rose': A Rose' echoes the faux strawberry flavors in the licorice. (Robert Karl and Liberty Lake Wine Cellars new vintages that will be released next spring. Others to try Barnard Griffin or Maryhill)

Tootsie Pops and Sparkling. (Mountain Dome Brut is the perfect match. Strawberry or cherry flavor try a Rose')


Hershey's Milk Chocolate and Port (Try Knipprath's Au Chocolate! or Townshend's Huckleberry Port to make up for the mass produced chocolate)

Happy HalloWINE! Let me know of any other candy pairings you discover this Halloween. BOO! Sip XO

(Photo Credits: Classic candy pictures Huffington press, Pumpkin/Wine Celeste Monahan)


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