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Malbec Mini-Mentos

Happy Snow Day! Well, it is a snow day here anyway. If you are in Boston, every day is a snow day and for that I apologize. I have lived in both Wisconsin and Massachusetts so I know a thing or two about winter but…yikes! You certainly have it bad this year.

Yes, I did not do a post dedicated to Valentine’s Day. Sorry! I hope you could invent your own (if so, please tell me about them!). I hope your Valentine’s/Valentime’s/Galentine’s was delightful.

For Christmas, I received a lot of candy full of pairing potential. I feature one of those candies today!

The Wine: 2013 One from the Quiver from Club W

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The Candy: Mini Mentos Fruit Mix

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The Dream:

While I do have a strong Malbec preference, it is warranted. I think it is a great wine for pairing with candy and I always want to test its limits. I thought the rich and robust Malbec could potentially take on the more astringent flavors of the lemon candy. In addition, I imagined the Malbec would pair nicely with the strawberry mentos.

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The Reality:

The wine is tart, crisp and refreshing. It slides lightly off the tongue.

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Here are the rulings:

Lemon: The flavor is slightly thrown with the lemon. The result is a very fruity and tart mouth sensation. I would not necessarily call it a winning pair, but it is not bad.

Orange: This pair was fabulous–the wine and orange flavor combined to make a blood orange flavor. I loved it

Strawberry: I was disappointed in this pairing. It wasn’t horrible, but it also didn’t go anywhere for me.

I have a region-specific pairing coming up in the next few weeks, so keep checking in!

About lilliebette

Wine lover, candy aficionado, aspiring foodie

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