We've come up with the perfect wine pairings to complement your compulsory October sugar high, courtesy of Paul Mekis (wine director for Rosewood Hotels and Resorts), Sommelier Richard Breitkreutz (corporate beverage director for BR Guest Hospitality), and Megan Robinson (product developer for ONEHOPE wine). *Gulps down pinot noir while eating all the fun-size candy while watching Scream*More
Breitzkreutz recommends pairing Nerds with a demi-sec champagne (i.e. a sweet champagne.) "The fruity flavors get a boost with some bubbles," he says. That's all we needed to hear.
Recommended wines: Charles Heidsieck Vintage Brut 2000 or Laurent-Perrier Brut Champagne 2006
"This candy will go nicely with a wine that has lime, lemon, and grapefruit flavors—with an acidity that explodes in your mouth like pop rocks do," says Mekis. Or you could go the Urban Myths route, says Breitkreutz. "Remember drinking soda with these when you were a kid and they would explode in your mouth? Drink anything that is sparkling and beware."
Recommended wine: Federspiel Mühlpoint Grüner Veltliner 2013