Halloween is my kids' favorite holiday. I'm not sure if it's because their mother deprives them of too much candy or because of their affliction for all things scary, but they love it, so I have decided to join the club. Since my costumes are determined mainly by the kids, I have taken control of the only thing I still can: the wine and the wine glass. I don't know what it is about winemakers loving spooky wine labels and ghostly names, but there are plenty of wines out there that can add some personality and flavor to impress your guests this Halloween. Serve these wines in your most delicate stemware. We have invented The Wine Brush, so you can be assured that you will be done cleaning up long before the kids are back from trick or treating. Here are some great Halloween wines to consider:
Wines to Serve at a Perfectly Spooky Halloween Dinner Table
Priced at just over $50, this is the priciest on the list, so if you're throwing a Seal/Heidi Klum sized Halloween bash, this might not be the wine you want to get (unless you have a Seal/Heidi Klum sized bank account). That being said, if you are having just a few guests over for some steaks, then give this wine a shot!
The other Cabernet on this list is without the steep price tag but equally as delicious. The grapes for this wine are grown on steep hillsides, proving a challenge for the farmers and winemaker, but it is a special treat for us. Plus, the fierce lion on this bottle just screams a Wizard of Oz or Lion King-themed Halloween Party.
This Chardonnay is perfect if you prefer white wine. The winemaker says it is "hauntingly delicious," and they aren't lying. It is also a great wine because you have a conversation piece (and a movie to watch) with it. This winery's website asks people to submit ghost stories, and every year they choose a winner. Well, last year's story has been turned into a short film that premieres at the Austin Film Festival this year. This winemaker also has a great Red Wine Blend to appease your red-loving guests.
Priced at about $15 a bottle, this is the most affordable wine on the list. The Merlot is a perfect wine for sipping to keep you warm on a cool fall night without being too fussy over food pairings. This winemaker has various wine types, including a Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Blend, Pinot Noir, and a Chardonnay. Happy Halloween!