Halloween Wines: Fun ideas for incorporating wine into your Halloween party
If you are hosting a Halloween shin dig or just snagging a costume and showing up to one, there are plenty of options for wine lovers to include fun, festive wines in the evening's line up. From creating your own Halloween-themed wine labels for the occasion to bringing fun wines direct from Transylvania (and indirect from Paso Robles) in the form of Vampire wines - there are plenty of creative wine options for you to sink your teeth into this Halloween.
Creating Halloween-themed Wine Labels with the help of Personal Wine is easy. First you pick the varietal of wine from a list of very reputable vintners and then customize one of their exclusive Halloween labels to appear on your chosen wine. These would make terrific party favors or costume contest prizes, not to mention that they would stake their claim for being well-themed, memorable wines to pour for the gathering, by themselves.
Vampire Wines now offer nine different wine varietals for your Halloween celebrations: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio, Merlot Rose,Zinfandel, White Zinfandel, Syrah, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. These wines come complete with spooky vampire wine labels and are sure to be the hit of the party. The Vampire wines are very reasonably priced and retail for around $10 per bottle.
The Hallowine Nights Gift Basket would make a terrific hostess gift or serve equally well as a door prize. This Halloween-themed gift basket includes "blood" red wine, Gouda cheese, crackers, chocolate, pumpkin cookies and more to make a thoughtful Halloween gift.
If you are into mixing up your own Halloween themed drinks, then check out the Banshee Mulled Red Wine recipe or the Halloween Blood Red Sangria recipe - both can be made in mere minutes and are guaranteed party pleasers.
Whether you are hosting or ghosting a Halloween party this year, there are plenty of options to leave your mark as a wine lover!
**Source: Stacy Slinkard, About.com Guide