Easter Candy and Wine Pairing

Off the wall suggestions for your Easter basket


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Easter wouldn’t be Easter without Peeps. The wines went up against two colors: pink and purple. For these I was pleasantly surprised.

Rueda - The acid melds together with the marshmallow goo and melts in your mouth. The dryness calms down the artificial, neon sugar dusting on top.

Rosé - This wine proved too dry. However, if you just can't resist the Peeps, go for the pink, the colors mesh together better! A sweeter rosé probably was the way to go but then again we are talking about Peeps, so who knows?

Bubbly - This is like an artificial taste celebration in your mouth, though I did appreciate how the sparkle of the wine made that marshmallow gooeyness even gooier.

We also tried the chocolate dipped version of the classic Peeps. The Rueda was the winner here with its ability to take on that extra level of chocolate creaminess.

You might also try: A sweet Riesling or sweeter style of Rosé. The Peeps have vanilla notes that could also take on the flavors of an oaky Chardonnay.

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  • Snooth User: shsim
    Hand of Snooth
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    Haha sour candy and wine pairing sounds like a good challenge to take up.

    Apr 04, 2012 at 8:24 PM

  • -why not dark chocolate with a Recioto de la Valpolicella and walnuts if the Easter is rainy...

    Apr 05, 2012 at 3:21 AM

  • Snooth User: Azeredo
    536111 9

    All chocolate with Jerez or Montilla Pedro Ximenes (PX).
    Dark chocolate with Port LBV.

    Apr 05, 2012 at 6:34 PM

  • Snooth User: luv2runmom
    420724 16

    The Chocolate Shop Wines from Walla Walla Washington

    Apr 06, 2012 at 9:59 PM

  • Snooth User: PLMO
    853999 20

    Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz?? It's a great wine for people trying to break the Moscato habit, and it's pretty good with spicier things, but even the thought of chocolates or Peeps with this makes me cringe. (grit teeth and shiver)

    Apr 07, 2012 at 5:19 PM

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