Adults only :: Wine & Halloween Candy Pairings

Don’t be caught dead this Halloween eating Sour Patch Kids with your Chardonnay – uh, ma-jor faux pas *shakes finger in your face*. Whether you’re having a Halloween party or just hanging out at home answering to a million and 5 “Trick or Treats”, you’re going to want to drink the “correct” wine with your Butterfingers.   HobNob Wines takes the guesswork out of choosing and created the perfect Grown-Up guide to pairing Halloween treats with your glass of vino.

HobNob Chardonnay –

Chardonnay is the perfect pairing for classic sweets that scream Halloween, such as candy corn, gumdrops or gummy fish.  Pour them into big bowls to sit on the bar and watch them disappear.  See for yourself how your friends will love the flavors of the Chardonnay meshing with the always popular candy corn. Care for a handful of gummy fish and a glass of the Chardonnay?  Yup, a little bit of heaven — a handful of gummy fish are sweet but don’t overpower the flavors of the Chard.  Tip: avoid sharp, citrus, and sour candies as those flavors clash with the fruitiness of the Chardonnay.

HobNob Shiraz No Tricks…Just Treats

It’s no surprise that the night’s most popular candy – chocolate – will be hitting the scene.  For chocolate lovers everywhere, we recommend the sweet combination of HobNob Shiraz with chocolate — and if you want to step it up a notch chocolate and caramel is even better—we promise the taste won’t disappoint.  Hints of blackberry in the Shiraz bring out the intense, smooth flavors of the milk chocolate and caramel. Looking for an easy way to make your taste buds POP?  It doesn’t get much better than chocolate-covered raisins and a glass of the Shiraz.  Done and done.

PeaNUTTY with HobNob Pinot Noir

Think you’re a superhero? Well, even if you end up wearing tights, you can still be the hippest guy or gal at the party by bringing a bottle of HobNob Pinot Noir for your host along with a few bags of your favorite peanut inspired candy — peanut and chocolate, peanut and caramel, peanut and that sticky gooey stuff —  you get the picture. Close your eyes and imagine your happiness when you and the host enjoy that first sip of HobNob Pinot Noir and your snack of choice — chocolate-covered peanuts or that chocolate, peanut gooey thing.  You can probably taste the lush taste of the wine against the saltiness of the nuts, right now, #delish.

MMMMMM HobNob Merlot

There are so many ways to enjoy HobNob Wine’s Merlot it’s hard to choose just one.  It goes well with every candy you can imagine, from dark chocolate to milk chocolate and peanuts to licorice. The Merlot has hints of licorice and a dark finish perfect for a one night of devilish “Hobnobbing” fun  (get it, Hobnobbing??).  Yum, yum, yum.Crazy that I didn’t get the invite (yet), but HobNob is also the official sponsor of Heidi Klum’s infamous annual Halloween party in NYC…Still waiting for my invite, HEIDI.

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  • October 25, 2011


    So glad I read your recommendations! Now I know the perfect wine and candy to bring to the Halloween party! Thanks Sugar Loco Ladies 🙂

  • October 25, 2011


    Great info!!! Candy corn?!?!?!?!??

  • October 25, 2011


    LOL – how about pairing my wine with, well, more wine? 🙂

  • October 25, 2011

    Lori Lavender Luz

    This is briliiant!

    I’m sure your invite is in the mail.

  • October 26, 2011


    I’m all about that Pinot Noir and Snickers pairing.