I am positive that I will be drinking wine and eating candy all weekend. Therefore, I thought I would ask the esteemed members of the San Diego Wine Mafia a very important question: What is the ideal Halloween candy and wine pairing?
Wine Harlots: “Try RedTree’s Pinot Noir with red licorice. It’s a playful, fun fruit forward wine with gobs of red berries with the tang of rhubarb. The price won’t spook you, it’s available at Cardiff Seaside Market for $7 USD.”
Beau’s Barrel Room: “Ice Wine and Twix.” (He’s very serious about this.)
Cuvee Corner: “Milky Way Dark and a 20-year-old Tawny Port would be my choice.”
Europa KK: “Hershey’s Special Dark and Syrah.”
Brain Wines: “Reese’s cups… dry Riesling. Candy corn… (if you must)…. Torrontes. Kit Kats ….. Malbec. Milky Way… Pinot Noir. $100,000 bar…. what else?, Grand Cru Bordeaux.”
Me: Because I find Brain Wine’s aversion to candy corn so entertaining:
I wanted to go with Chardonnay and candy corn, as someone recommended online. I tried it, and it’s not good. I tried Chardonnay with chocolate candy corn and M&Ms. Terrible. So, I opened up a nice Syrah and ate the rest of the M&Ms. Delicious.
I would say a Syrah or Zinfandel would be great if you’re going to attack you’re kid’s stash and eat a pile of random candy. Do you have a favorite candy and wine pairing? Please share.
*Photo credit: Flickr, jamalfanaian