Talk Colorado Wine & Colorado's Wine Country: A Scary Wine List for Halloween

Friday, October 31, 2008

A Scary Wine List for Halloween

Here are some holiday-appropriate wines that won't have you saying, "Blah! Blah!" like Dracula.
Texas Tribune writer David Dickson pays homage to some spook-tacular out-of-state wines that offer a truly scary state of mind. Dickson writes:

"Sinister Hand, Hocus Pocus and Seven Deadly Zins are scary wines, or at least wines with scary names. Yes, it's time to dust off the vampire fangs and get ready for Halloween. Unfortunately, the scariest thing at some Halloween parties is going to be the wine. Why is it that some people (who will remain nameless unless you ask me) are willing to serve a wine to 20 guests at a party that they wouldn't be caught dead serving to two guests for dinner? Sure, you don't want to spend a fortune on party wine, but with just a little effort you can find some perfectly acceptable wine for about the same cost as that really scary stuff we've all been served at parties. You can dress up your Halloween party this year with some real scary wines like Bulls Blood and Vampire. The good news is that despite their scary names, these are wines that you don�t have to be afraid to serve.

"What could be more appropriate for Halloween than Vampire Wine? That's right, Vampire Wine. Would I kid you about something like this? There are five varietal wines offered by Vampire: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay. These wines come from various places, including Transylvania, but Vampire Wine is based in Paso Robles, Calif. half-way between Los Angeles and San Francisco. While the name implies otherwise, Vampire appears to be a serious winemaker, producing inexpensive, yet drinkable wines."

Read the rest of the article here, if you dare.

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