the next line, then close your eyes and imagine for one moment;
imagine the sweet taste and aromatic smell of Peach rings and
Welcome back, I hope I helped set the mood for what was our
first Barefoot Virtual Hallo-Wine Candy Paring Event
invitation. A few days before the event we received our package
from Barefoot (Thank you Barefoot) it was filled with
all the essentials and a few spooky items to make it festive.
We wanted to share a few highlights from the event in addition
to the parings that we tried. Barefoot also included some great
Fall Recipes to try this season. Our Host was Jennifer Wall
our Winemaker and Expert for the evening. She walked us through
some really good parings and shared some info on the company
and what they have accomplished.
Barefoot Winemaker & Host @BarefootJenWall
start, some interested facts about Barefoot.
-The company was actually retired from the industry for ten
years before coming out of retirement and being the Barefoot
we know today.
-The Barefoot symbol originally represented the old way of stomping
grapes to make the wine, bare feet. Now it represents the Diversity
of the Barefoot Wine customer.
-Some of the wines have the “Signature Spritz” of CO2 giving
the wines a nice balance.
-Since coming out of retirement Barefoot’s marketing strategy
was a community grassroots approach; since the 1990’s they have
been huge supporters of Non-profits at the local community level.
This was not only a great wine pairing event but I learned some
pretty interesting things about the brand. HAPPY
Whatever your wine drinking experiences have been, grab your
favorite Barefoot wine (LDA; Legal Drinking Age
please), a glass, and some candies. Let the Pairing Begin!
Some of my Favorites:
The Fruitscato and Peach Rings were a favorite in my house.
The Muscato and Candy Corn was my second favorite.
Suprisingly the Cabernet Sauvignon and Chocolate Bar (I am not
a red wine drinker) but DELICIOUS!
Here are the Wine Parings we tried:
• Barefoot Chardonnay & almond and coconut chocolate bar:
Oak can impart lots of aromas into wine- specifically, caramel,
vanilla, spices and.. coconut. For this pairing, not only does
the subtle coconut notes in the aromas of the wine perfectly
compliment the coconut in the candy, but the creamy texture
also complements this sweet treat.
• Barefoot Brut Rose Bubbly & peanut butter cups: A sophisticated
peanut butter and jelly sandwich. The layers of berries in the
aromas of this sparkler perfectly complement the chocolate and
peanut butter in this candy cup as the peanut butter in particular
is a good accompaniment to the berries. The acidity of this
bubbly also cuts through the richness and creates a delightful
Barefoot Moscato & candy corn: All of Barefoot white
and pink wines have a hint of CO2 added which balances the sweetness
and lends to a more sessionable wine and the fizz provides a
refreshing balance to the sugar in the candy corn.
• Barefoot Cabernet Sauvignon & chocolate bar: The quintessential
pairing for wine and candy is CAB and Chocolate. This pairing
works because the chocolate tames the tannins in the wine, and
the wine structure can withstand the chocolate flavor, and texture
as well. Pure perfection.
• Barefoot Peach Fruitscato & peach rings: This pairing
is a slam dunk because it’s a lot of sweet peach layered on
top of more sweet peach. Just a lot of sweet peach goodness
Fall Holiday Recipes Below
(Click to View/Print .pdf)
Oc-Toe-Pi Martini & Falling for Rosé
Harvest Spiced Wine & Autumn Apple Crisp
Falling for MoscaTOE Punch & Turkey