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 chowhound.com.
Scroll down to find out which candies will pair well with the types of wines.
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.
Gewürztraminer, Müller-Thurgau, Malvasia, Moscato, or Riesling pair well with Starburst, Skittles, Candy Corn and Hershey’s.
A good Chardonnay, Roussanne, Marsanne or Viognier are best to pair with either Candy Corn, Butterfinger or Hershey’s.
St.Laurent, Pinot Noir, Zweigelt or Gamay can be used when eating candies like Starbust, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Hershey’s.
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
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.