Wine and Halloween Candy Pairing Tips

Wine and Candy PairingAre you planning to grab a glass of wine while you hand out candy this Halloween?  If you’re anything like me, you’ll also be opening a few pieces of candy too.  After all, they’re just little packages. 🙂 Here are three of my tips for what types of wines pair well the different candies. Wine and Halloween Candy

  • Dry white wines like our Dry Creek or Courtois need a candy with a little less sugar to it.  Think gummy bears, nerds, or starburst.  Plus the fruity flavors in the candy often match the citrus-y notes in the dry whites.
  • Red wines go with chocolate.  Do you have a dry red (Norton, perhaps)?  Search for those dark chocolate snickers or hershey’s bars to pair with the dry reds.  On the other hand, a semi-sweet red wine, such as our Yadkin Creek, or a sweet red wine calls for Reese’s Peanut butter cups, twix, or butterfingers.
  • Semi-sweet and sweet white wines such as our Whittenburg or Sweet River White are delicious paired with bit-o-honey, jolly ranchers, or the perennial autumn treat – candy corn!

I hope you enjoyed these wine and candy pairing tips.  Come by the winery on Halloween anytime between 11am and 6pm to enjoy our Just Here For The Boos Wine And Candy Pairing.  You’ll love treating yourself!

 Wine and Candy PairingAre you planning to grab a glass of wine while you hand out candy this Halloween?  If you’re anything like me, you’ll also be opening a few pieces of candy too.  After all, they’re just little packages. 🙂 Here are three of my tips for what types of wines pair well the different candies. Wine and Halloween Candy

Wine and Food Pairing Guide: Courtois

Courtois Wine Pairing Guide
The next feature for our wine & food pairing guides focuses on our Courtois wine. This wine is light and crisp with plenty of green apple flavors. This dry white wine has a bit higher acidity level than our Dry Creek, so it makes the perfect complement to higher-acidity foods (think tomato sauce, lemon juice over fish, or vinegarette dressings).

Right now, my favorite thing to make with the Courtois is this ginger ale spritzer. I have one of these just about every weekend! You might also like to make wine ice cubes using Courtois and your favorite fruit like I did in these patriotic wice cubes.  Courtois is excellent for soups, stews, and hearty dishes like Clyde’s Jambalaya.

What do you like to pair with Courtois?

Breaking More Wine and Food Pairing Rules

Blackberries & Wine
Hey, remember last week when I got all rebellious and broke my wine pairing rule of ‘red wines pair with dark colored foods’? Well, this week the wild blackberries started ripening so now I’m breaking the other part of that rule. White wine really can go with a dark food.

Blackberries & Wine
Especially if that dark food is a batch of wild blackberries still warm from the sun! Our Whittenburg is the perfect compliment to these delicious berries.  The sweetness in the berries and the wine match well and the berries really bring out the flavor of the wine.

Blackberries & WineWe are loaded with wild blackberries around here right now, so if you don’t have a source of your own, come on over! Just be sure to wear long sleeves, and plan to use some bug spray while you are out picking.  I’ll have plenty of cold Whittenburg in our cooler if you would like to test out this pairing with your bounty!

Blackberries & Wine
You can also join in on our Cornhole Tournament Saturday night starting at 6pm.  Click here for more information, and be sure to register by 5pm on July 19.   Cheers!