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Last Updated on April 23, 2021
If you’re preparing for a party or special occasion or simply want to do something special for your family, adding some candy to the celebration will make the event extra sweet. While candy is delicious on its own, there are some tasty wine pairings that will make your sweet treats even more indulgent. Wine pairings are also a great choice if you’re planning an adult get-together like a girl’s night in, dinner party, or bachelorette party. Here are some of the best wine pairings for your favorite candies.
Sparkling Wine with Gummy Bears
The effervescence of sparkling wine cuts through the intense sweetness of gummy bears and pairs nicely with the fruitiness of these candies as well. You can even enjoy sparkling wine with champagne-flavored gummy bears for a tasty combination of wine and fruit flavors.
Gamay with Red Licorice
If red licorice twists are among your favorite candies, try enjoying the licorice with Gamay. This wine is slightly sweet and has a red berry flavor undertone that pairs deliciously with the cherry and strawberry flavors in licorice.
Rose with Candy Fish
Candy fish are in a class of candy known as “wine gums.” Although the candies don’t have wine in them the flavors of red fruit that are present in Rose wine are ideal to enjoy with candy fish. This candy and wine pairing is filled with berry flavors that are perfectly balanced with sugary sweetness.
Pinot Noir with Peanut Butter Cups
Peanut butter cups are the ideal mixture of sweet and salty; you’d prefer a wine with your peanut butter candy, try a Pinot Noir. The acidity of the wine breaks through the decadence of the peanut butter for a rich and delicious combination you’ll crave whenever you’re in the mood for a peanut butter cup.
Chocolate Bars and Cabernet Sauvignon
If you enjoy chocolate bars with caramel, nougat, and peanuts, a glass of Cabernet is the perfect accompaniment for this decadent candy. Cabernet Sauvignon compliments all the flavors in the candy bar without overpowering all the sweet and salty flavors in the chocolate bar.
Fruit Candies and Chardonnay
Fruit-flavored candies pair nicely with Chardonnay. The wine has a slightly fruity flavor that brings out the berry, melon, and banana flavors in candy nicely. If you’re having fruit-flavored hard candies or lollipops at your next get-together, make sure you have a bottle of Chardonnay on ice. This wine is also the ideal choice for fruit-flavored cakes like strawberry or key lime.
Dark Chocolate and Syrah
If you love candies and sweet treats that include dark chocolate like smores or brownies, you’ll enjoy these treats even more with a glass of Syrah. This full-bodied wine holds up well against the rich flavor of dark chocolate. You can also enjoy Syrah with dark chocolate truffles that feature other hearty flavors like walnut, coconut, or chocolate liqueur.
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