Halloween Candy and Dessert Wine Pairing on Serious Eats

Posted on: October 23rd, 2013 by

willy wonka halloween candy
Very excited to have my first post on Serious Eats, and it’s all about pairing dessert wine with Halloween candy. Sadly, the pictured assortment of Willy Wonka candies did not make the final cut, but I really enjoy the photo.

What pairs best with this listed sweet holiday bounty?

  • Starburst
  • Almond Joy
  • Mellowcreme Pumpkins and Peanuts

Find out here:

Tricky Wine Pairing: Sweet Wines to Drink With Halloween Candy

I would like to stress that you should not confine your dessert wine drinking to Halloween. It’s a seriously underrated category. Perhaps you would like more knowledge about how to sweetly end your evening the other 364 wine-drinking days of the year? Peruse these posts:

A Sweet Wine From Argentina Has Me Breathing Heavy

10 Fascinating Things I Learned at a Sherry Seminar  (both dry and sweet are discussed)

Is Port Wine on the Rise?

Madeira is a Sweet Wine Like No Other

A Totally Sweet Dessert Wine Collaboration With CakeSpy

And a big thanks to my friend Naomi for taking the photos for my Serious Eats post. Please check out her blog, The GastroGnome. And find out why she doesn’t love pie.

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Better luck next year, my chocolatey, swashbuckling trio.


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