Perfect Wine Pairings with your Kid's Trick-or-Treat Basket

Posted on: October 29, 2020

You've done all you could do to make this year's Halloween feel normal for your kids. No matter how you celebrated, that probably means there's plenty of leftover Trick-or-Treat goodies around the house.

This Halloween, we want to show you how you can treat yourself to a piece or two (or more) of candy with a bottle of Jag's Wine To-Go after your kids crash from the sugar rush.


Dark Chocolate pairs with Cabernet Sauvignon

Dark Chocolate and Cabernet Sauvignon

T. Beckstoffer "75 Wine Co." or Quilt

A bar of your favorite dark chocolate bar famously pairs with a rich and full-bodied glass of cab. Cocoa helps to counteract high tannis levels present in cabernet sauvignon, while the fruity tones of the dark red wine combine with the bold flavors in dark chocolate for complete the flavor experience. 

Alternate: Peanut Butter Cups


Milk Chocolate and Zinfandel

Milk Chocolate and Zinfandel

Four Vines "Old Vines Cuvee"

For a balanced experience with a lighter, creamier chocolate, have a Red Zinfandel nearby! The wide range of fruit profiles in your Zin will seemingly attach to the neutral slate of your chocolate bar or Hershey's Kiss, while its sweetness will accent the taste to a new level.

Alternate: Use Zinfandel to match the sensation of peppermint candies



Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and Merlot

Peanut Butter Cups and Merlot

Millbrandt Vineyards "Traditions"

Sweet. Salty. Perfection. There's a reason Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are a crowd-favorite. What if we told you they are even better paired with merlot?

Slightly dry and spicy, but full of flavor, merlot its the perfect backdrop to let that chocolate and peanut butter combo shine. 

Alternate: Snickers


Kit-Kat and Pinot Noir

Kit-Kats and Pinot Noir

Argyle or Davis Bynum

Snapping a Kit-Kat or indulging in any other crispy, chocolate snack is best enjoyed when washed down with the rich notes of cherry and raspberry in your preferred bottle of Pinot. Give the wafers time to soak in the flavors for the most satisfying tasting experience. 

Alternate: Skittles or Cherry/Strawberry Starburst



Candy Corn and Chardonnay

Candy Corn and Chardonnay

Cloudfall and Frank Family Vineyards

Even if you're not a fan, we recommend you try this seasonal candy with an adult twist. After one, two, or a handfull, see if you can detect the buttery, vanilla flavors present on both sides of this match made in heaven.

Alternate: Butterfinger 


Sour Gummy Worms and Sauvignon Blanc

Sour Gummy Worms and Sauvignon Blanc


If weeks go by and all that's left in the basket will make you pucker... lucky you! Grab a bottle of sauvignon blanc to counter, but also enhance your Sour Patches, Warheads, lemon drops and Jolly Ranchers. The acidic citrus and fruit base of the popular white wine result in a smooth tasting experience, while selecting a dry variety will help keep the sweetness of the candies from overwhelming your taste buds. 

Alternate: Skittles and Lemon/Orange Starburst


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