Halloween Wine Pairings

Halloween Wine Pairings
Pairing wine and candy can be quite a challenge, but there are some really great dessert pairings if you know what to look for. Check out my top 5 wine suggestions to pair with Halloween candy. Make sure and to stock up on your wine supply so you can create a wickedly delicious treat when your little witches and warlocks come home with all that sweet bounty.Chardonnay

Ask one of our amazing local wine shops for a rich, full-bodied,
buttery Chardonnay. Make sure it’s not too oaky. This is a great match with caramel apples and Butterfinger bars. The caramel and toffee flavors bring out the creamy, buttery notes inthe wine. Treat yourself to a delicious caramel apple at The Royal Chocolate for a sinfully delicious pairing. Chardonnay works best with white chocolate and milk chocolate.RieslingCandied APAn off-dry Riesling is ghoulishly delicious with chocolate covered ginger and coconut. This works particularly well with the Mounds and Almond Joy bars.  If you’re looking for a little more sophisticated pairing, head to The Royal Chocolate and pick up some dark chocolate covered ginger and the white chocolate blueberry scone bar for a great treat.Rosa Regale (Sparkling Brachetto)

This sweet Italian sparkling wine boasts notes of mouthwatering raspberries and strawberries with soft floral aromas of rose petals. This wine is pure perfection with Hershey’s Milk Chocolate bars, fruit infused chocolate truffles and white chocolate.

Ruby Port

Create an adult PB&J for your palate by pairing a ruby port with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Raisinets. Ruby ports aren’t aged as long as Tawny ports and tend to be a little sweeter with more red fruit characteristics that act as a layer of jam on your palate. When combined with chocolate peanut butter, the flavor profile is a nostalgic reminder of your favorite childhood treat.

Tawny Port  

Tawny Ports are aged longer in oak barrels and offer a rich, caramel and nutty quality. These decadent dessert wines provide the perfect partner for an array of candy with nuts and caramel including Snickers, Twix and Peanut M&Ms. Taylor Fladgate and Dow are great Port producers.

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