Tue, 1 November 2016
A poem...because Halloween is our favorite holiday!
An Ode To Halloween Candy Pairing…
Halloween was fun, now it’s day of the dead
So don’t make a mistake that will mess with your head
Although some have an empty bowl where once there were sweets
Most of us have tons of left over treats
Whether you’re stealing from your kids or eating from the work trough
We’re here to make sure your wine doesn’t taste off
Because although some wine people recommend Cab
Malbec, Pinot Noir, and Syrah in their gab
We’ll remind you once more as we did in a podcast
That you should reconsider before you reach for a glass
Dry wine is nasty with Halloween candy
Regardless of your palate, it just doesn’t taste dandy
Bitter and gross with a hollow taste,
With delicious candy, it’s such a waste
Better for you is wine that is sweet:
Port, Muscat, Late Harvest anything you really can’t beat
Ruby Port with Snickers? Late Harvest Zin with Kit Kat?
We’ve told you a hundred times, this pairing is where it’s at
Sweet Sherry or sweet Vin Santo is nice
For Starburst and Skittles don’t think twice
Although I’d save the Sauternes and Tokay
With the sweetness of the candy, you could give it a try!
We know that sweet wine may not be in your cellar
But a wine sweeter than the dessert transforms things like Cinderella
So grab a sweet wine, invite some friends by
Choose some of these pairings, just give it a try
‘Cause Halloween comes just once a year
And this volume of candy will soon disappear
Don’t mess it up with a crappy pairing
That will leave you drunk and have you swearing.
Trust us on this one, we’re not trying to be beat
For candy, Post-Halloween, you better go sweet!