Halloween Candy & Wine Pairing

What does Halloween mean to you?  Dressing up the little ones to trick or treat around the neighborhood or staying inside to watch scary movies and pass out candy?  Whether you’re excited about Halloween this year or not, we have some spooky delicious wine and Halloween candy pairings that will get you right in the spirit!  So grab some of these candies on your way home and give it a try with friends!

Laetitia XD Sparkling Wine & Nerds – This demi-sec sparkling has just a hint of sweetness and a flavorful palate with accents of fresh strawberry, orange zest and honeysuckle perfect for pairing with fruit-driven candies like Nerds, Starburst or Skittles!

NADIA Sauvignon Blanc & Gummy Bears – Tart lemon curd flavors coexisting with vanilla mousse and lime rind nuances make our Sauvignon Blanc a great counterpart to gummy candies such as gummy bears or worms which nicely balance the natural acidity in the wine.

Laetitia Estate Chardonnay & Twix – This one has endless Halloween candy pairing options.  Our Chardonnay sees 25% new French oak during it’s aging process, which imparts lovely flavors of toast, caramel and vanilla bean nuances in the wine.  These notes go great with caramel candies such as Twix,  Sugar Daddy’s  and of course, caramel apples!

Laetitia Estate Pinot Noir & Swedish Fish – A classic pairing we love with our Estate Pinot Noir are red licorice candies such as Swedish Fish, Twizzlers or good ol’ Red Vines!  This wine is known for its red cherry and berry flavors and the chewiness of the candy is a nice softening element to the tannin in the wine.

NADIA Cabernet Sauvignon & Snickers  – With it’s reliable notes of dark fruits including plum and currant enhanced by a whisper of sweet oak, this wine is greatly complimented by the saltiness and toasted nuts flavors of peanut-based candies.  Try with Snickers, Reese’s or PayDays.

NADIA Orange Muscat & Candy Corn – Although our Orange Muscat is on the sweet side and probably doesn’t need a candy pairing to satisfy your sweet tooth, the orange zest, honeycomb and shortbread notes in this wine are nicely accented by lightly caramel/honey-flavored candies like candy corn, Bit-O-Honey and Violet Crumble.

NADIA Port & Ghirardelli Dark & Raspberry Squares – A favorite wine of dessert wine oenophiles in our tasting room, the sumptuous nuances of toasted hazelnut, caramel, dark chocolate and decadent fig in our NADIA Port just scream to be paired with salty, dark chocolate, caramel treats.  It is also wonderfully highlighted by berry-filled dark chocolate candies.  We recommend trying Ghirardelli Dark & Raspberry Squares, Pretzel M&M’s or Milky Way Midnight Dark.

 

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