Easter Candy and Wine Pairing

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Close Encounters of the Crunchy Kind

Robin Egg Malted Milk Balls and Jordan Almonds both lend a crunchy texture to their candy. One has a sweet candy coating, the other a nutty, savory inside. Both faired better than expected with the wines.

Rueda - The suppleness of the wine complements the crunchy candy coating of the Robin Egg, but the dry/savory factors become too elevated with the Jordan Almonds.

Rosé - The acid became too pronounced here with the sweet candy coating of the Robin Egg. And for the Jordan Almonds? Let’s just say they don’t make very good play pals.

BubblyThe crunchy coating of the Robin Egg downplays the effervescence and strips what little character the wine has. With the almonds this was nice! The strawberry notes shined through and were a nice conclusion to the candy.

You might also try: A Tawny dessert wine from Australia with the sweet and nutty Jordan Almonds or a Sauternes with the Robin Egg.

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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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