Halloween Candy with Port Wine Pairings
Cockburn’s Special Reserve Port and Twizzlers
This Port is lush with fresh fruit flavors of red cherry, plum and strawberry that pair well with the bright red fruit flavors of Twizzlers. Aged 5 years in oak, Cockburn’s Special Reserve Port features its signature mellow cask-finished tones in its characteristic balance with a smoothness that rounds out the gummy texture of the candy. Unleash your inner kid—try biting off the end of the candy and using it as a straw! Cockburn’s Special Reserve Port (SRP $18)
Graham’s 10 Year Tawny Port and Snickers
Graham's 10 Year Tawny Port is known for its balanced acidity, in part, from having been aged in seasoned oak casks just 2 miles from the cool Atlantic Ocean. The moist ocean air imparts a fresh and vibrant house style for which Graham’s is known. As a result, this Port's is balanced acidity is perfect to cut through the milk chocolate of the Snickers candy bar. The caramel flavors and the saltiness of the nuts in the Snickers candy bring out the rich, complex flavors of this luscious Port wine. Graham’s 10 Year Tawny Port (SRP $36)
Dow’s 10 Year Tawny Port and Nestle Crunch
Dow's 10 Year Tawny Port is known for its characteristically drier house style, a soft and rich palate, and mellow fruit flavors combined with vanilla and almond overtones from its prolonged cask aging. This makes the Dow Port wine a perfect pairing for the Nestle Crunch bar, a not-too-sweet, chocolate and crisped rice classic combination. The Port's lingering finish will have you taking another bite of that classic Halloween candy bar. Dow’s 10 Year Tawny Port (STP $36)
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