Ultimate guide pairs Halloween candy with the perfect wine

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Posted at 6:05 AM, Nov 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-01 06:12:08-04

Now that Halloween has come and gone and your kids have collected their mountain of candy, it's time for you to take your sugar tax.

But what will you pair those sweet sugary treats with?

Vivino has created a list of the perfect wine pairings for some of your favorite Halloween candy.

Some examples include:

Starburst Halloween Mix and Moscato d’Asti
Starburst paired with Moscato is a returning fan-favorite originally recommended by sommelier, Laura Burgess and will go down as one of the best pairings of all time. Seriously, try it!

Kit Kat Glow in the Dark and Pinot Noir
Although variations of Pinot Noir can be dramatic, they always tend to carry a tense and nuanced red fruit quality. This makes the milk chocolate and wafer combo feel like a chocolate-dipped raspberry pulled straight out of the fridge. I’d suggest terroir-driven Pinot Noirs like those from Sonoma Coast or Burgundy that will bring out earthiness and tannin for a more complex pairing. Tannin is mellowed by the chocolate, and the earthy qualities can create a mushroom-flavored effect.

Glow-In-The-Dark Fun Size SNICKERS + Cabernet Sauvignon
The intense flavor combo of peanut, caramel, and nougat needs a wine with backbone and depth to keep from being overpowered. The tannin and fruit in the Cabernet Sauvignon will hold up to the myriad of flavors in the Snickers. YUM!

You can check out the full list and explanations from Vivino HERE or see the full list below.

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In case you're looking for something a little more specific, Barefoot has put together a similar list that pairs some of your favorite candies with Barefoot wines.

You can see their pairings below.

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