Halloween is a time of year when all of the rules about food combinations seem to go out the window. You might not drink wine with sweet treats during the year, but on Halloween, there are a few candy and wine pairings that you won’t want to miss. It’s usually a good idea to start with a few different wines to see which one is best with the kind of candy that you enjoy because some make better combinations than others.
An example of a wine that goes well with candy is a glass of Zeffer Hills Chardonnay. Most of the time, a dry wine doesn’t go well with candy or other sweet foods. If the candy is extremely sweet, such as candy corn, then it can leave an unsatisfying taste in the mouth after drinking the wine with the candy. However, if there aren’t as many sweet notes or if there are fruit flavors associated with the candy, then a dry wine goes nicely with a sweet treat. An example is Almond Joy. The coconut and the chocolate weren’t overwhelming, and one flavor doesn’t try to take over another while you’re enjoying a glass of white wine. Butterfinger pairs well with white wine as well.
If you’re looking for a wine that goes well with almost any candy, then consider an off-dry white wine. They have a small amount of sugar in them, so the flavor of the wine won’t try to compete with the flavor of the candy. Calamity Sue Riesling is an option to consider with candies that have fruit flavors, such as Skittles and Twizzlers.
Many people enjoy eating chocolate on Halloween, and there are numerous types of chocolate to choose from along with a few different types of wine. However, red wines are usually at the top of the list of beverages to pair with chocolate of any kind. Dark chocolate is usually the top choice followed by milk chocolate and white chocolate. Marula Pinotage goes nicely with Reese’s and other chocolate candies that have peanut butter with them. Surprisingly, this wine also pairs well with black licorice.
The flavors of mint in York Peppermint Patties and Junior Mints blend wonderfully with the State Room Cabernet Sauvignon red wine. Another option is the Tria Syrah. Both wines have hints of mint in them that blend with the mint flavors that are in the candies. Good & Plenty is an option to consider with the Tria Syrah wine as the beverage sometimes exudes hints of anise.
If you like Kit Kat, then you’re going to want a darker red wine because the candy is made of milk chocolate and has wafers inside. The Tanglerose Backyard Red is a blended wine that is made from six types of red grapes. It gives a rich taste to a Kit Kat and works well with Milky Way and Three Musketeers as well since they are both made with milk chocolate. The Convict’s Reward Pinot Noir can be combined with M&M’s. It has a few fruit notes in the wine, which complement the chocolate and the candy coating of the small candies better than other wines that Traveling Vineyard offers. If you have a sweet tooth that is a little stronger than most others, then you want to try Fissata. This is a fizzy wine that is more like a sparkling water. There is a sugary taste that blends well with fruit-flavored candies and dark chocolates. You can enjoy this wine with candies that are excessively sweet as the notes in the wine balance out the flavors.
Traveling Vineyard is a company that offers employment opportunities for people who want to work from home and set their own schedule. There are a few different reasons to join Traveling Vineyard, one being the flexibility that is offered. You can work with a host to set up wine parties where customers will sample the wines that are available from the company. When customers decide on a wine that they want, all you have to do is enter the selection on a form and submit it to the company.
There is a financial reward that comes with joining Traveling Vineyard. You can work as much as you need or want to so that you have extra spending money or so that you can pay a few bills. The company offers a fun environment that involves tasting and selling wines of all types. You can easily push your limits to challenge yourself as a Traveling Vineyard Wine Guide.
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