Easter Candy and Wine Pairing

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Conclusions

To my surprise, the Rueda outperformed the other wines. Its dry and supple nuances paired well with many of the different textures and flavors of the candy.

The dry rosé was not a good choice (except for the Reese's Egg). If you are going to do a rosé, veer towards a sweeter style.

Unfortunately, the sweet Shiraz did not pair as nicely with the chocolate as I had imagined. The jamminess was just too much to take with the creamy texture of the chocolate. If I was to try this again, I would give it a fair shot with the candies.

Sparkling Rosé is not a friend for the candy-types but performed well with most of the chocolate.

Well that wasn't so bad, right!? Now go drink some wine and eat a Peep or two, just for the heck of it. You might be surprised!
 

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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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