Trick or Treatin’ this Halloween might seem like a kid’s activity, but mom and dad can get in on the fun, too. Fun, with a kick that is. When the sun goes down and your little ghouls and goblins go to sleep, dig through their plastic pumpkins full of bounty and pair some candy with wine. We’ve got some suggestions sure to please.
BEX Riesling 2013 (Nahe, Germany) $11
Sweet on sweet. You may not find candy corn in the collected stash, but we’re betting you have some on hand anyway. Since it’s premium seasonal candy, it deserves a nice riesling on the off-dry to sweet side. So get your sugar on with this ghoulish pairing.
DECOPAS Malbec 2013 (Mendoza, Argentina) $12
The soft chewy goodness of these twisty red sticks makes a perfect companion to this 100% malbec. The plum and cherry notes of the wine create the perfect witches’ brew when paired with the bright berry flavors of this iconic candy.
SIMI Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 (Sonoma, CA) $21
An iconic American candy pairs perfectly with an American cabernet. The spice and aromas of cocoa in this dark garnet wine are sure to scare up some tasty fun once the doorbell has stopped ringing. Tip: dig deep to see if any dark chocolate landed in the stash for some extra joy with this pairing.
MARQUES DE LA CONCORDIA Reserva 2008 (Rioja, Spain) $14
Normally, we’d suggest you make a night of this wine with a chunk of Manchego cheese and crackers. But on this night of ghosts and pirates, if you come across some cheesy crunchy snacks or anything salty, this Rioja is the go-to pairing.
So blow out the candle in the pumpkin, pull out the treats and pour yourself a glass of wine. Happy Halloween.