Skittles with Wine

Taste the rainbow... The Story:

Seattle was beautiful, although it rained almost everyday.  I'd recently moved to the city by the sea for a guy that I had fallen head over heels for.  We met while he was on vacation in Vegas,  and the rest as they say is history.  Although I was excited to be in a new city,  I was lonely and homesick.   After several months, I found steady work and things were generally great.  The one problem we struggled with was communication.  When we argued, he wouldn't speak to me for days, weeks even.

One morning, after what felt like the millionth time of no communication, I packed everything I owned while he was at work and put it in storage.  I took a leave at work and flew home to Vegas.  Looking back, it was a childish thing to do.  I was running from the situation.  After a month in Vegas, we spoke and he paid to fly me back.  When I walked out of the airport and saw his face, I instantly knew I'd made the wrong decision and 6 months later, we were broken up for good.  It was a nasty breakup, and I thank God everyday that it happened.

Although my ex has most likely changed and grown as a man, Brandon, my soon to be husband, has shown me what it's like to be with someone who raidiates sunshine.  He's a rainbow in a dark sky; a streak of sunlight that shines through on a rainy day.  He's a beautiful man and more than anything, he's my best friend.  We hardly ever have an argument and when we do, we discuss it right then and there.  He the most selfless person I know and treats me like a princess, even four and a half years later.  He's everything my ex wasn't and a million things more.

Looking back, I was scared to leave.  I was afraid I wouldn't find anyone else.  If I had only known what was waiting for me on the other side of that door, I would have run through it.

The Pairing:

Sorry, I know that was a lot to read and that was just the short version!  I'll try to keep this next part short and sweet.  If you would like to sample Skittles with wine, go out and grab a bottle of Fresita Sparkling Wine from Chile.  It's ridiculously good!  The wine is a blend of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc grapes combined with fresh strawberries from Patagonia.  It's a delicious ruby red sipper that is great for brunch, lounging by the pool or snacking on Skittles!

After a throwing a handful of Skittles in my mouth and then taking a sip of the wine, I notice the strawberry flavor of the wine intensify the flavor of the strawberry skittles.  I also like that the wine isn't sruypy sweet.  It's balanced by a decent amount of refreshing acidity.  This acidity stands up nicely to the tanginess of the lemon and lime skittles and cleanses the palates in-between bites.  When it comes to pairing wine with candy, sugar can be a big issue.  You need a wine with enough sugar or more than that of the dish.  Luckily, Fresita and Skittles sugar levels were right on par.  Cheers and enjoy!

Where to buy the wine:

Fresita Sparkling Wine is available at Khoury's Fine Wine & Spirits.  Please call (702) 435-9463 or visit http://khourysfinewine.com/.  They can ship anywhere and they sell out it quick!

Comments:

Please let me know your comments in the section below!  Have you ever thought of trying Skittles with wine?  Or, have you ever left a bad relationship only to find someone a million times better?  Let’s chat!