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Best Wine and Halloween Candy Pairings


The best part of Halloween? Leftover candy. Whether you're team Skittles or team Snickers, we have the perfect wine and candy pairing for you. We cover all the bases including Whoppers and Pinot Noir, Sour Patch Kids and Pinot Grigio, and Candy Corn and Chardonnay. See our full list below and be sure to use your Coravin to taste through different pairings without the pressure to finish the bottle.

6 Wine and Halloween Candy Pairings

1. Whoppers and Pinot Noir

Where are our Whopper fans? Pinot Noir with aromas of violet, anise, blackberry, and spices pairs perfectly with the malty flavor in a Whopper. With every crunchy bite and sip, you'll taste more of the wine's complexity.

Our pick: 2020 Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir Walker Bay

2. Skittles and Sauvignon Blanc

The crisp citrus and melon flavors of Sauvignon Blanc are a great match for Skittle's fruitiness. Don't worry about this pairing being too sweet because this wine's dry style and zesty acidity cut right through the candy. Go ahead and taste the rainbow with a glass of white in hand.

Our pick: 2020 Aquilini Red Mountain Sauvignon Blanc

3. Snickers and Shiraz

Snickers and Shiraz, Shiraz and Snickers – a match made in wine heaven. Grab a fun-sizes Snickers and pour a taste of Shiraz using Coravin. With aromas like vanilla, coffee, and hazelnut, this wine pairs well with this rich, nutty candy bar.

Our pick: 2016 Penfolds St. Henri Shiraz

4. Sour Patch Kids and Pinot Grigio

Sour candy lovers assemble! When you reach for a handful of this colorful, sweet then sour candy, make sure you have a glass of Pinot Grigio in hand. This wine has subtle floral, fruit, and citrus aromas that stand up to the bold flavors.

Our pick: 2018 Weinbach Pinot Gris Cuvee Laurence

5. Candy Corn and Chardonnay

Candy corn isn't the most popular candy out there, but it's a fixture of the Halloween holiday. Chardonnay, with is well-balanced apple and peach flavors and gentle creaminess complements the flavor and texture of candy corn.

Our pick: 2018 Grgich Hills Estate Chardonnay Napa Valley

6. Raisinets and Merlot

Whether you're a chocolate-covered raisin lover or not, this combo is worth a try. This smooth, balanced Merlot has plenty of rich black cherry with hints of milk chocolate, making it the perfect pairing for creamy, chocolate-coated California raisins.

Our pick: 2018 L'Ecole No. 41 Estate Walla Walla Merlot

For more wine and chocolate pairings, visit our Valentine's chocolate pairing guide.