As many of us already know, candy and wine are a match made in heaven. But what wine goes best with some of your favorite Halloween treats? Lucky for you, we at ONEHOPE did the research for you. Here you will find the absolute best wine pairings for some of the most popular fun-sized goodies. Happy HalloWINE!
Sparkling Wine + Kit-Kats
The crisp bubbles from our Sparkling Brut match perfectly with the crisp wafers of a Kit-Kat. Break me off a piece of that Kit-Kat bar and pop open the bubbly – stat!
Sauvignon Blanc + Skittles
The bright, sweet fruit flavors in Skittles enhance the green acidic notes in our Sauvignon Blanc. Taste and toast the rainbow!
Chardonnay + Twix
Since our Chardonnay is crisp and fruit forward rather than buttery, it tastes wonderful with a buttery caramel Twix bar. The two combined create flavors of a caramel apple!
Pinot Noir + Red Vines
Biting into a red vine before taking your next sip of our Pinot Noir will bring out this wine’s intense strawberry flavors. Although it will be tempting, we don’t recommend drinking wine through a licorice straw!
Merlot + Snickers
Since ONEHOPE Merlot is blended with Cabernet Sauvignon, making it more tannic than most Merlots, it’s a great match for Snickers. The salty peanuts and creamy caramel enhance the cherry and spicy notes in the Merlot. (Sidenote: if you need a break from wine, Snickers also taste great with an ice cold beer!)
Zinfandel+ Hershey’s Milk Chocolate
This pairing sure is all-American! This iconic candy bar pairs wonderfully with our Zinfandel, which supports our troops! The chocolate’s creaminess really highlights the dark cherry and plum, and its white pepper finish.
Cabernet Sauvignon + Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
The rich, creamy and salty peanut butter filling in a Reese’s needs a wine with some meat on its bones – and ONEHOPE Cabernet Sauvignon is the perfect fit. Our Cabernet’s silky smooth tannins match that amazing peanut buttery-goodness filling. Warning: 1 peanut butter cup is never enough.
Candy & Wine pairings by Kristen Shroyer
Photos by Megan Robinson