Turns out, Halloween is not just for kids anymore! For a lot of adults, Halloween is the “go to” event of the year; an opportunity to let our hair down and really “get down” with the whole scary business of entertaining! And what is Halloween if not the perfect theme for a spook-tacular soiree?
As anyone whose done a lot of entertaining knows, throwing the perfect party is all about the details, and that can make it a little overwhelming. Fortunately, choosing the perfect wine for your ghoulish gathering doesn’t have to be! WeSpeakWine.com brings you several “haunted” wines guaranteed to delight your guests and satisfy even the most discriminating connoisseur.
Topping our list of “spooky” wines this season is Vampire Vineyards. Perhaps among the most thematic winemakers we’ve come across, Vampire has a rich history and a corporate mythology that is sure to tickle the senses (rumor has it the Vineyards are owned by actual vampires!). And, though the vineyards are presently located in Paso Robles, California, prior to 2006 Vampire Wine was actually imported from Transylvania!
Vampire boasts a full line of flavorful, premium wines including an award-winning Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio, White Zinfandel, Zinfandel, Syrah, and Chardonnay. It’s also worth mentioning that Vampire Vineyards are the makers of a premium vodka as well as a delightful “Witches Brew” beer! If you can’t find Vampire at your local liquor, beer and or wine merchant, you can order it online directly through their website at www.vampirewine.com.
Arrisan winemakers Armida Winery (www.armida.com) from Dry Creek Valley California bring to you a fun yet tasty wine called POIZIN -- “the wine to die for.” Touting itself as a “phenomenal everyday Zinfandel,” Poizin ranges in price from $15 all the way up to $60 for the reserve. A bottle of the higher-end reserve comes etched, hand painted and packaged in its own wooden coffin! Talk about spooky! A funny note, Armida Winery actually produces a Pinot Grigio called ANTIDOTE, good humor.
Who knew that Sonoma, Napa and Lake Counties could be scary, but there is a particulary spooky Cabernet Sauvignon being produced there. Ghost Pines is producing a "Winemaker's Blend" that has an eerie label and name but has a taste that will haunt you (in a good way of course) and at $15.99 a bottle this wine is a frightfully good deal!
Hailing from Washington State, from Corvidae Wine Company is The Keeper Cabernet Franc Columbia Valley 2010. Corvidae refers to the family of birds that include the Crow, the infamous Raven, Jay and Magpie. With a wonderfully spooky label which reads "I am black but beautiful. They made me the Keeper of the vineyard; but mine own vineyard I have not kept." this wine is a full-bodies wine with hints of cigar and black fruits that ages well and priced perfectly at $15.99 a bottle.
Last but certainly not least, the once again reappearance of the Phantom by Bogle Vineyards signals the arrival of the Halloween season. This intense wine with full rich flavors and spices, has a firm finish and a character that makes this wine very desirable, often difficult to obtain and for $15.99 a bottle it would be ghoulish not to pick one of these up to sample. For those that have tried Phantom, they can't resist its spell.
Whatever your tastes and tenor, these fine selections are sure to delight and will help you set the tone for a truly haunting -- and memorable -- Halloween monster mash!
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