Witches Who Wine Party

To kick off the Halloween season I hosted a Witches Who Wine party. This was a wine tasting event where I paired wines with Halloween candy.

All my guests festively obliged to wearing their favourite witch hat and best black outfit. Upon arrival to the party, they were greeted with a yummy sparkling apple cider cocktail (recipe coming soon to the blog). Each witch was provided a wine tasting card to score the five wines on appearance, aroma,  taste and pairing. And from here, the fun ensued!

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This is how I paired the wines and candy:

    1. Grenache and Reese peanut butter cups     

2. Sauvignon Blanc and Skittles

3. Beaujolais and Nibs

4. Late Autumn Riesling and Mars

5. Zinfandel and Twix 

The winning pairing was the Zinfandel and Twix! I enjoyed all of the pairings and suggest trying a few of them out with your leftover Halloween candy. You can find the specific wines chosen for the event at the LCBO, all for under $15.00.

http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo/product/borsao-tinto-garnacha/386961#.WfiOU4WcGhc

http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo/product/errazuriz-estate-series-sauvignon-blanc/263574#.WfiOfoWcGhc

http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo/product/georges-duboeuf-beaujolais-aoc/212480#.WfiO_4WcGhc

http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo/product/inniskillin-late-autumn-riesling-vqa/219543#.WfiOFIWcGhc

http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo/product/dancing-bull-zinfandel/669499#.WfiPJYWcGhc

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In addition to the candy pairings, I provided a few additional snacks for guests. I put out a small spread of cheeses, fruit, charcuterie and dips. The artichoke dip from Olympic Cheese at the St. Lawrence Market was big hit!

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The Witches Who Wine party was a fun way to celebrate the Halloween season, taste some  new wines and spend time with good friends (including our witchy friend below – the GDW photographer!).

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Cheers! – GDW

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