Halloween is over. The kids didn't come in the numbers you expected. And now you've got a ton of leftover candy.
So if you're a wine lover, what are you to do? You could avoid the problem altogether and hand out those wax-coated mini babybel cheeses. Better yet, you could realize that leftover candy isn't a bad problem to have, uncork a few bottles and have yourself a tasting. Slashfood and Holidash both have some suggestions for pairing wine and candy.
For example, if you're got surplus Kit Kats -- one of the five candies trick-or-treaters hope most to see in their bag -- here's what SlashFood recommends:
The flavors inside a Kit Kat are actually quite complex. There's chocolate, of course, but also some toastiness, nuttiness and a crisp finish. A glass of sparkling wine -- whether you splurge on French Champagne or save a few bucks by opting for Spanish Cava or Sonoma sparklers -- adds just as much complexity. Those light, delicate flavors in a bubbly wine are a contrast until you reach an equally crisp finish.
Tootsie Rolls are delicious with Tawny Port. Wines suggests a 20-year-old port, which will taste like nuts and orange peel.