Your Essential Easter Candy and Wine Pairings
Sure, Halloween holds it down with trick-or-treating, and Valentine’s Day drowns us in chocolate, but honestly? We think Easter reigns supreme in the candy game. And just because we’ve grown up doesn’t mean we’ve grown out of our love for all things bunny shape; we’ve just elevated our sweet tooth style a touch (to wit: Check out our decadent Cadbury Creme Egg cocktail, O-M-G). Of course, the only thing better than Easter candy is Easter candy with a glass of wine nearby — which is exactly why we thought it necessary to pair our three favorite Easter treats with their wine counterparts (trust us; this is much better than the usual wine and cheese pairing you’re used to).
Peeps and Elouan Rosé
Wine pairings are all about balance, and there’s nothing more suited to each other than a bite of sugary Peep and sip of super crisp rosé. Elouan Rosé ($22) from Copper Cane Wines & Provisions is acidic and clean, completely cutting the gooey-ness of the candy chick. This rosé is best served super cold, and we love the idea of a melty, kind of warm Peep to accompany it, so get thee to a fire pit, post-Easter feast!
Cadbury Egg and Rosso di Ca’ MOMI
Campfire smoke, toasty spice, and dark berries lead the charge in the 2014 Rosso di Ca’ Momi blend ($15), making it a perfect complement for the creamy, chocolatey Cadbury egg. The classic Easter treat is known for its gooey center and milky shell, which perfectly balances with the ripe, summery berry goodness of this Cali red blend.
Jelly Beans + Bianco di CA’ MOMI
And to pair a crowd pleaser with a crowd pleaser, we’ve got jelly beans matched up with Ca’ Momi Winery’s Bianco di Ca’ Momi blend ($15). The wine — light, aromatic, and citrusy. The beans — chewy, sweet, and fruity. Together, you get a bright, explosive fruit basket in your mouth that’ll make even the most discerning oenophile swoon.
Do you have a favorite Easter treat you love to indulge with a glass of vino? Tweet us @BritandCo and tell us your favorite combinations.
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