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Halloween for Wine and Candy Lovers

pumpkinIMG_6628Have you considered pairing candy with wine? Usually this topic comes up when talking about chocolate pairings. Numerous wineries offer chocolate and wine pairings. What about all the different types of Halloween candy, whether you are thinking about Skittles, licorice or candy corn? Is it possible to pair wines with seasonal Halloween candies?

Yesterday, Kevin sent me a link to a unique and colorful chart. The Candy & Wine Matchmaker chart shows a variety of Halloween candy and wine pairings. The poster can be viewed at http://www.thekitchn.com/choose-the-perfect-wine-to-go-with-your-halloween-candy-food-news-211620.

An example from the chart is one of Halloween’s most known candies – candy corn. For candy corn wine matching the chart suggests:
1. A sweet wine like Gewürztraminer, Müller-Thugrau, Malvasia, Moscato, Riesling
2. Rich white wines like Chardonnay, Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier
3. Sparkling wines including Champagne, Prosecco, Cava or a Sparkling Rosé

What would you pair with your favorite Halloween candy?

Plan a Halloween Party for your adult friends

Halloween isn’t just for children! Why not host a fun Halloween party at your home. Be sure to decorate with orange and black crepe paper, wine glasses filled with Halloween candy. Hobby Lobby and Michaels are wonderful places to purchase seasonal items to include in your décor.

For fun add a Candy and Wine Pairing Tasting

If I were planning a candy and wine tasting for Halloween I would focus on a few of the many popular candies, being to sure to add candy corn.

Before beginning the candy and wine tasting, offer some other types of food probably tapas or pizza. Have coffee, tea, and/or water available.

Challenge each of your guests to write a haiku for each of the tastings. A typical haiku has three lines with 5 syllables on the first line, 7 syllables on the second line and 5 syllables on the third line.

Take time to enjoy a class of wine.


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