Guide to Pairing Wine With Halloween Candy

Halloween candy and wine aren't necessarily a frightening combination. (Photo: Consolvo Images/Shutterstock)

On the morning of Nov. 1, there will be a ton of candy in my house. I allow my boys to go trick or treating on Halloween, and they come home with pillowcases stuffed with all sorts of candy.

I know I'm not alone in confessing that, yes, I will most likely sneak a little of that candy. Interestingly, I came across an infographic from Vivino that suggests wine pairings for common Halloween treats:

A guide to pairing Halloween candy and wine
A guide to pairing Halloween candy and wine. (Photo: Vivino)

A guide to pairing Halloween candy and wine (Infographic: Vivino)

Now, the treats may not be sustainable or healthy. But if you’re going to sneak candy, you can pair it with a sustainable wine, right? I'm not going to pretend one counterbalances the other, of course. Looking back at some of my previous wine picks, I have suggestions for you based on the advice in this infographic.

Dry white wine

Sweet white wine

Rich white wine

Sparkling wine

Light red wine

Medium red wine

Bold bed

Dessert wine

Sorry, you’re on your own here. Although I drink dessert wines, I’ve never written about them. I’ll have to remedy that, but I won’t get a chance before Halloween.

I will be most likely to steal something with chocolate and nuts out of my boys' stashes, so it looks like I might be cracking open a bottle of cabernet sauvignon.

Would you go so far as to pair a wine with the candy you steal from your kids — or if you don’t have kids, the extra Halloween candy you have left at the end of the night?