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Adult trick-or-treating: Wine and candy pairings

Trick or treat? Definitely both.

Trick out your Halloween candy selection with these wine pairing suggestions from NYC sommeliers, chefs and bartenders.

It's scary how well chocolate and alcohol go so well together.

Kit Kats + Pinot Noir

Make like Titus Andromedon and chase your crispy
Photo Credit: Nestle / Hahn

Make like Titus Andromedon and chase your crispy candies with some "pinot nooooir." Bonus points if a selfie stick is involved. John Johnson, executive chef of The Garden Restaurant and TY Bar at Four Seasons Hotel New York, recommends drinking Pinot Noir while you break off a piece of that Kit Kat bar. Try a bottle of California's 2014 Hahn Pinot Noir, $14. Pinot Noir, you're a star.

Candy Corn + Wolffer White Table Wine

Pair this traditional Halloween treat with a Hamptons
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Pair this traditional Halloween treat with a Hamptons estate wine for a very classy Halloween. Try the $17 classic white table wine or upgrade to a buttery chardonnay for $19-$30.

Sweet Tarts + Champagne

You're getting tart and sweet with this combo!
Photo Credit: Nestle / Laurent-Perrier

You're getting tart and sweet with this combo! Get spooky with SweeTARTS Skulls & Bones and a sip of bubbly Laurent-Perrier Brut.

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Pumpkins + Moscato

Try some sweet bubbly with these extra peanut
Photo Credit: Hershey's / Barefoot

Try some sweet bubbly with these extra peanut buttery treats! A sweet and cheap bottle of Barefoot Moscato goes down easily with a whole package of Reese's.

Snickers + Tuscan Red Blend

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"Aromas of black currant and black cherry, complemented by notes of sweet spices will pair wonderfully with the chocolate, caramel and peanut combo," explained Eleonora Tirapelle, wine director at Black Barn Restaurant in Manhattan. Splurge for a 50&50 Toscana IGT, $150, for a special treat.

Butterfinger + South African White Blends

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"The rich flavors of a Butterfinger's peanut butter and chocolate work best with a rich white wine," said sommelier Ruen Ellis, Wine Director at Madiba Restaurant. Try a South African white blend like the Marvelous Yellow 2013, $16, which has a variety of aromatic grapes.

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