After shopping for the candy, finding the perfect costumes for the kids, decorating the house and spending the evening dispensing treats, adults goblins with a trick of their own can uncork a bottle of wine with a devilish, ghoulish or scary label to unwind with.
Here are ten spooky Halloween wines to uncork on October 31st:
- 2012 Charles Smith The Velvet Devil Merlot ($12) – Columbia Valley, Washington.
- 2010 Bogle Phantom ($14) – Yolo County, California.
- 2010 7 Deadly Zins ($15) – Central Valley, California.
- 2009 Dracula Syrah ($16) – Paso Robles, California.
- 2012 Ghost Hill Cellars “The Spirit of Pinot Noir” Dry Rosé ($18) – Willamette Valley, Oregon.
- Ash Hollow Legends Headless Red NV ($18) – Walla Walla Valley, Washington.
- 2012 Owen Roe Sinister Hand ($28) – Columbia Valley, Washington.
- 2010 Twisted Oaks River of Skulls ($39) – Calaveras County, California.
- 2007 Slaughterhouse Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon ($50) – Napa Valley, California.
- 2011 Black Cat Cabernet Sauvignon ($55) – Napa Valley, California.
Here are some of our favorite New Jersey wine shops selling some of these Halloween wines:
- Gary’s Wine – Bernardsville, Madison and Wayne
- Heights Beer & Wine Emporium – Hasbrouck Heights
- ShopRite Liquors – Rockaway, Lincoln Park
- Bottle King – Hillsborough
- Buy Rite Liquor – Milltown, Pompton Plains
Veronique Deblois, Food & Wine Chickie: Veronique is a food and wine writer based in Morris County, NJ. As the author of the popular blog, Food & Wine Chickie Insider, Veronique shares recipes, wine and restaurant reviews and insight into the travel industry of which she’s a 15-year veteran. Follow Veronique on Twitter or like her Facebook page.