Where has the year gone? The weather has turned colder, the leaves are changing, and Christmas decorations are on sale at Costco. It must be time for Halloween!
|Courtesy of Skeleton Vineyards|
So here is my list of potential Halloween wines. I have tasted a number of these, but not all, so can't vouch for their quality, but can approve their names, creepy wine labels, or spooky graphics:
Poizin and Antidote from Armida Wines
Werewolf Wine - from Romania, and available through different online stores.
Wicked Good Wine
Goose Bumps - a red wine from Sicily. A light fruity red. Found at World Market.
Vampire Vineyards (makes Vampire, Dracula and Trueblood wines)
Hocus Pocus Syrah - from Black Sheep Finds Winery in Santa Barbara
Witch Creek Winery
Bogle Phantom - Bogle makes some very good, reasonably priced wines, but the name works on this one
Chateau Diana (makes Trick, Treat and Zombie Zin) - simple, but fun wines.
Big Red Monster
7 Deadly Zins - voted one of the favorite Zinfandels in our informal blind tasting.
Gray Ghost Winery
Charles Smith Wines - Makes The Velvet Devil Merlot and King Coal Cabernet,
Ghost Pines - from the Louis Martini winemakers
Ash Hollow Legend Headless Red (check out their video)
Black Cat Cabernet
Elk Creek Vineyards - from Kentucky, so may be difficult to find (makes Ghostly White and Bone Dry Red)
Ed Hardy Sangria
Scarecrow (if you can afford it)
Bull's Blood also known as Egri Bikaver, from Hungary
Dia de Los Merlot - found only at World Market
Dracula's Blood - a California winery
Chronic Cellars - has good wine, and great labels for Halloween
Twisted Oak River of Skulls
Hob Nob Wine, from France
Witching Hour - Red and white blends
Also, there are some pretty good wines coming out of Romania...look for Transylvanian wine.