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Trick or Treat Yo’ Self: Halloween Candy Wine Pairings for a Spooky and Sophisticated Celebration


When you’re a kid, Halloween was all about the candy! There was no greater feeling than coming home exhausted from trick-or-treating and dumping out your impossibly heavy pillowcase to sort through your haul.


As we get older, our palettes become more sophisticated (there are significantly less Warheads in my diet) but the joy and nostalgia we get from candy on Halloween will always remain.


We found the perfect way to elevate your Halloween candy experience - whether you’re putting out candy for socially-distanced trick-or-treaters on Halloween night, hosting a costume party for your bubble or enjoying a sampling of your favourite treats at home - they all can be paired with Jackson Family Wines.


Jackson Family Wines’ rich Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay with tropical notes is a perfect complement to the smooth, rich chocolate that can be found in Dairy Milk and Reese’s peanut butter cups. The higher acidity cuts through the richness of the milk chocolate, blending the creamy texture of the chardonnay with the creamy texture of the chocolate.


To satisfy your candy cravings, uncork a bottle of La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay. Its juicy stonefruit, melon and apple notes combine with the sweetness and fruit flavour of Skittles, Airheads or Starburst to beautifully create a sensory explosion of colour and flavour while subtle hints of oak add a softening touch.


Finally, for an exciting finish, pair decadent dark chocolate with vibrant La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. More red-fruit driven than your average pinot noir, the bouquet of aromatics and fine finish is the ideal contrast to the bitterness of the dark chocolate, creating our most complex and luxurious pairing.


All of these bottles are available across Canada at your local liquor retailers.


Please enjoy responsibly and have a happy HalloWINE!

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