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Wine can go with any food. Like white goes with fish and red is steak, but what about other things like candy? What goes best with skittles?
Halloween coming up Tuesday, you may find yourself with some leftover candy and if you’re looking for the best thing to pair with your food, wine experts suggest these pairings.
- M&Ms and malbec - This classic chocolate candy goes great with a full-bodied red like malbec, which often has a “rich, velvet-like finish.
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and California pinot noir - Always a Halloween favorite, Reese’s cups pair perfectly with pinot noirs from California, as they tend to have a jam-like or plum-like finish. So it’s almost like a grown-up peanut butter and jelly.
- Skittles and New Zealand sauvignon blanc - The fruity candy is a good match for the fresh-cut-grass-like flavor of this type of white wine.
- Sour Patch Kids and rosé - Fans of these tart-tasting gummy candies will find they pair nicely with a dry rosé, especially one from the Provence region in France.
- Snickers and cabernet sauvignon - You can’t go wrong with a cab sav and snickers. It’s a classic wine for a classic candy bar.
- Pop Rocks and prosecco - The candy that explodes in your mouth is definitely an acquired taste, but those who love them will find the Italian sparkling wine is a good match.
- Jolly Ranchers and vinho verde - The ideal wine to sip with your fruity hard candies is this dry, white from Portugal.
- Hot Tamales and Tuscany red wine - A spicy candy needs a big, intense wine, like a robust red from Italy’s Tuscany region.
- York Peppermint Patty and chardonnay - What kind of wine goes best with this chocolate mint treat? A crisp, clean chardonnay that’s not too oaky.
- Kit Kat and Rhone red wine - If you’re breaking off a piece of a Kit Kat bar, try pairing it with a red blend from France’s Rhone region.
- Gummy Bears and Champagne - A dry, sparkling wine from the Champagne region of France pairs perfectly with the fruity gummies. One expert even recommends dropping a gummy bear in your Champagne flute to let it soak up some bubbles.
So if you have leftover candy from the gobblins that come to your door, or if you're just looking for a new combination for dinner/drinking. Try some of these