Halloween candy isn’t just for the kids. Adults with a sweet tooth can pair their favorite confections with a variety of wines to make it feel a little less trick-or-treat.
Mazur described the first pairing as “the perfect fall night.” You take a buttery, oaky chardonnay with notes of vanilla, like one from Holly’s Way, and match it with caramel apple pops. The vanilla in the wine compliments the caramel perfectly.
A sweet, white wine with hints of citrus, like Rosa Fiore Moscato D’Asti, pairs well with candy like Starburst. Mazur said the tropical essence of Starburst creates the perfect fruit-forward match.
While Twizzlers might be a polarizing pick of candy, they do make for a great accessory to red wine, Mazur said. A wine like Mary Taylor’s Cabernet Franc brings out the licorice flavor of the candy.
Mazur said the fruity notes of Hi-Rise’s sauvignon blanc work well with the variety of flavors found in Skittles.
Last but not least, there’s the classic pairing of red wine and chocolate. Mazur said a robust red wine like Antioch’s Zinfandel can work well with any chocolate, such as Hershey’s Kisses.
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