Hallowines

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Hallowines 

Who says Trick or Treating is just for kids? While you’re dishing out sweets to the little neighbors, you can delight your adult visitors with traditional treats ─ enhanced by wine. Cocoa and Cream: Mars Bars and Morande Grande Reserve Chardonnay (Chile). The caramel flavor of this Halloween classic is complimented nicely by the creamy, toasty flavors of the chardonnay. Ultimate Decadence: Chunky Bars and Kopke Reserve Tawny Port. I’d never heard of Chunky Bars but discovered a win-win combination when I tried this chocolate bar accentuated by nuts and raisins and put it up against an always-good-with-chocolate tawny port. A Blast from the Past: Candy corn and Juve Y Camps Cava. The super-sugary Halloween favorite can pair with chardonnay, but it’s even better with a Spanish sparkling wine, which offsets the sugar blast I loved as a child. Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice: Twix bar and Footbold d’Arenburg Shiraz. The Twix Bar, with its yummy layers of cookie, caramel and milk chocolate, calls for a big, rich-bodied wine and this Australian Shiraz is just the ticket. The wine’s mix of red and purple fruits and spices, paired with the scrumptiousness of the candy bar, send the palate into orbit. Of course, if you simply want to amuse your guests, you might offer some Elk Creek Vineyards Ghostly White Chardonnay, Trueblood Pinot Noir, Vampire Merlot, Chateau du Vampire Cabernet or Dracula Zinfandel. I can’t guarantee that they will pair well with anything but a good time — but that’s all that matters anyway.