September 14, 2022 | By Cristal Pico
October is “spooky season” – the perfect excuse to dress up for a themed party, carve jack-o’-lanterns, and venture through haunted houses. Whether you choose to relish in Halloween traditions or not, we can all appreciate a blissful moment of sweetness.
To help you sip back and relax, we’ve rounded up a few chocolate and candy favourites and paired them with (you guessed it) wine! Treat yourself to these Halloween-inspired pairings:
Cru Select Australia Style Chardonnay has a clean, crisp, and rich character with flavours of vanilla and cloves. Pair a chilled glass with a sweet buttery-tasting treat, like candy corn. This varietal will soften the sugary flavours of this classic treat without overpowering them.
Cru International California Syrah Style boasts flavours of red berries and peppery spice which work harmoniously together. The warm spiced notes in this bold red go well with dark chocolates with 50-60% cocoa, especially fruit-flavoured bars containing freeze-dried raspberries or strawberries.
En Primeur Italy Valpola is a fruit-forward red wine with aromas of raisins, dark cherries, and toasted oak. Its firm tannins and complementary notes of chocolate and cherries make it a wonderful pairing with peanut butter cups – the ideal sweet and salty treat.
En Primeur Chile Pinot Noir Rosé is bursting with flavours of strawberry jam, raspberries, rhubarb, and floral notes. Try enjoying a glass alongside fruity candy. The sweetness in these candies will enhance the beautiful fruit flavours found in this luxuriously smooth wine.
Craft the perfect wine this month to pair with your Halloween treats and fall time occasions – we can help!