Don’t let the kids have all the fun this Halloween season! Create an adults-only Halloween activity with our favorite candies paired with five beautiful J. Lohr wines. These pairings are courtesy of Robin Poulsen, our J. Lohr Illinois Area Manager.
J. Lohr Estates Flume Crossing Sauvignon Blanc + Sour Patch Kids
Whether you prefer enjoying your sour candies in worm or bear form, the mouth-puckering taste of a sour candy calls for a juicy, fruit-centric wine. This makes the J. Lohr Estates Flume Crossing Sauvignon Blanc the perfect match. The fruit-forward flavors of zesty citrus and peach will pair nicely with fruity candies such as lemon Sour Patch Kids.
J. Lohr Estates Falcon’s Perch Pinot Noir + Kit Kat
Break us off a piece of that Kit Kat bar! Whether you decide to share or keep this delicious treat for yourself, Kit Kats go perfectly with a glass of Pinot Noir. The J. Lohr Estates Falcon’s Perch Pinot Noir’s bold fruit forward flavors of cherry and plum will make this wafer candy taste like an adult version of a chocolate dipped cherry. The earthy element of the Pinot Noir will help elevate the chocolate flavors as well.”
J. Lohr Estates South Ridge Syrah + Hershey’s Milk Chocolate
Some may argue that this perfect bit of pure milk chocolate is the best Halloween treat. We’d argue that an even better treat is milk chocolate paired with a wine that is powerful but light on its feet. Our J. Lohr Estates South Ridge Syrah has enough presence to punch through the cocoa, yet is nimble enough to dance around the creamy milkiness enveloping your palate. Syrah can range in body and texture, but you will typically find black pepper and black fruit - both are wonderful companions to the simplicity of pure milk chocolate.
J. Lohr Estates Los Osos Merlot + M&M’s
Our favorite bite-sized chocolate candies are very hard to resist, and even more so when followed by a sip of Merlot. The milk chocolate and hard candy coating pair well with the velvety tannins of the J. Lohr Estates Los Osos Merlot. The aromas of black currant and notes of toasted oak followed by juicy fruit flavors offer a smooth finish to the sweet chocolate.
J. Lohr Pure Paso™ Proprietary Red Wine + Snickers
It takes a special wine to pair with the strong flavors of caramel, peanuts, and milk chocolate. A big, full bodied wine like the J. Lohr Pure Paso should do the trick. The combination of chocolate and caramel requires a robust and flavorful red wine like Pure Paso. The wine is bold enough to stand up to the rich flavors found in a Snickers bar and will complement the saltiness of the nuts.
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