The ultimate guide to Halloween candy & wine pairings

Once the last trick-or-treater has rung the doorbell, the lights are off, and the clock strikes midnight, Halloween is officially over. Now the only thing left to do is take stock of the leftover candy or dig through your own trick-or-treater’s haul.

Why not wash that Halloween candy down with a glass of wine? Sounds good. But what would be the right candy and wine pairings? Well, for adults with a sweet tooth, this handy guide by Vivino will teach you. It shows you how to pair your favourite candies with the right kind of wine for the ultimate Halloween indulgence.

“Wine should always be sweeter than the candy or dessert you’re pairing,” according to Jordan Mackay from

Scroll down to find out which candies will pair well with the types of wines.

Infographic: Halloween survival guide for adults - The candy and wine matchmaker

Halloween survival guide for adults: The candy and wine matchmaker

Dry White Wine

White Table Wine, Sauvignon Blanc, Grüner Veltliner, Pinot Grigio and Albarino work best with Skittles.


Sparkling Wine, Champagne, Prosecco, Cava, and Sparkling Rose go well with Candy Corn, Nerds, Mounds and Kit Kat.

Sweet White

Gewürztraminer, Müller-Thurgau, Malvasia, Moscato, or Riesling pair well with Starburst, Skittles, Candy Corn and Hershey’s.

Rich White

A good Chardonnay, Roussanne, Marsanne or Viognier are best to pair with either Candy Corn, Butterfinger or Hershey’s.

Light Red

St.Laurent, Pinot Noir, Zweigelt or Gamay can be used when eating candies like Starbust, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Hershey’s.

Medium Red

A Red Table Wine, Tempranillo, Sangiovese, Zinfandel, Grenach, or even a Merlot pair best when eating Snicker’s, Kit Kat, Hershey’s, or M&M’s

Bold Red

If you prefer bold reds like Cabernet Sauvignon, Monastrell, Aglianico, Malbec or Syrah, try Halloween candies such as Twix, Snickers, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and M&M’s.


Late Harvest, Ice Wine, Sherry, Port, Tawny Port and Ruby Port pair well with Halloween candy like Mounds, Tootsie Rolls, Butterfinger, Twix, Snickers and even Heath.


  1. blottouk

    this is fantastic… yum yum yum!

  2. s_marchiori

    Very simple and clear…nice!!

  3. Shane

    Wow this is amazing! It’s a great read! I learned something new today.

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