The Perfect Wine To Pair With Halloween Is…

Vinted on October 24, 2011 binned in commentary, holidays

Whatever you like to drink.

End of discussion.


Look, no wine really goes all that well with processed candy anyway.

So why not do what a lot of people in my ‘hood do: grab a bottle or two of decent white vino, several beers, and convert one of your kids’ pull carts into a mobile drinks cooler and turn the whole thing into a mobile party (this is assuming you aren’t driving that mobile party to/from anywhere, and are able to walk the entire distance – so it’s a tactic best used for chauffeuring toddlers through their local neighborhood Halloween adventures).  Kids get their Halloween thrills, you get your block-party quota in, and everybody wins!

Also, and you’re probably not going to do this but just in case, don’t buy a crappy wine or a wine you probably won’t like just because it has a Werewolf on the label or something.

You’ve got a week to go in planning your Halloween party, people, don’t screw it up with bad juice dressed up in a seasonal costume by a bunch of marketing folks – because that would be a really scary way to toast the Hallow’s Eve festivities!






  • Jon Troutman

    Skip the traditional "sweets", and pour some Banyuls. Who's with me?

    • 1WineDude

      Jon – nice one! Of have beer and then open wine the next day with dinner, you know, before you raid the kids’ candy jars after they are all in bed…

  • 1WineDude

    It's been suggested via twitter (a few times!) that this post's title be changed to

    "The Best Wine To Pair With [ Insert Name Of Any Holiday Here ] Is…"


  • @fatcork

    Thanks for posting this, Dude. You just gave me a great idea for Halloween. I'm going to dress up like the Monk Dom Perignon and walk around my hood with a bottle of Champagne. If the cops stop me, I can tell them that I am "drinking stars" and this is all part of the costume. My wife might disagree with this idea, but I can blame it on you, because she thinks you're responsible.

    • 1WineDude

      @fatcork – To me, this plan seems flawless, which can only mean that it is destined for total and complete failure. But you owe it to the world to get it on video!!! ;-)

    • @QuitWINEing

      Love the idea….any reason to drink Champagne is good in my book! Let me know how it goes!!

      • 1WineDude

        I am serious, the world NEEDS that on video… especially as he gets progressively drunker through the trick of treating… :)

  • @QuitWINEing

    Just because people are used to throwing anything in the punch bowl at Halloween to spike it, doesn't mean it's a good idea. No matter what the occasion, we all deserve to enjoy good vino, holiday's especially!

    And you're right, I've had a hard time finding the perfect wine for processed candy….but I'm determined to find another reason to get people to try wine:-) Cheers to the worst processed candy, candy corn (in my opinion) with Oregon Pinot Blanc and Happy Halloween!

    • 1WineDude

      Thanks, QuitWINEing – Actually, I want to try that pairing now…

  • carinne

    Haha I always wondered why my Dad always volunteered to take us trick-or-treating while my mom gave out candy. As I am older I recall a pull-cart esque trick in our town. Happy Halloween!

    • 1WineDude

      carinne – I only wish I had caught onto the pull-cart thing earlier than I did! :)

  • El Jefe

    Yes, but if the bottle has a festive red skull on it, you have a much better chance of liking it…;)

    • 1WineDude

      Ah, Jefe, but that bottle happens to have some very good juice in it! :)

  • Dusty

    Looks like it is beer for me this halloween. I have too many homebrews filling up the fridge and have to bottle another batch soon. Not a bad problem to have I guess.

    • 1WineDude

      Dusty – sounds more like a pretty awesome “problem” :).

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