In today’s post I will reveal my wine list for this weekends Halloween party. What better way to enjoy giving out candy to the neighborhood children than to have a wine tasting at your Halloween party. For this spooktacular wine tasting event we will be sampling Vampire Cabernet, Black Cat Syrah, Evil Chardonnay, Evil Cabernet, Valley of Moon Zinfandel, and Ghost Pines Cabernet. If you choose to serve these same Ghoulish Wines please feel free to share your tasting notes. I will give a full tasting report after this Halloween wine tasting event.
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I thought these bobbling skull wine stoppers would be a great beginning to plan the perfect Halloween party. You can’t just serve ghoulish punch, of course you will need wine and I will discuss which wines I will be serving in part 2.
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It’s the moment I’ve been waiting for.
No, not the birth of our new baby. (Although, yes, that too was highly anticipated in our house.)
My first postpartum glass of wine.
It had to be big and bold. I didn’t want a flavor that would taper into wimpy; I wanted something that would swirl around my mouth, and warm it into a “Thank God I’m not pregnant” smile.
My glass of 2006 Martellotto Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles perfectly fit the bill. Full of smoky oak and a healthy alcohol content (13.5%), this bottle tasted even better after 24 hours of being uncorked. The addition of Merlot and Syrah makes it important but not overpowering. Just like my triumphant return to wine.
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I tried a great shiraz this week from Shoo Fly Wines. This Australian shiraz brimming with spicy dark fruit flavors produces a bold and delicious drink. With pepper and and earthy mint undertones this is a great wine to enjoy with friends while sharing a pizza during the football season. At $14 USD this wine is definitely worth trying.
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As our daughter celebrates her third birthday and enjoys hamburgers, hot dogs, and cake, the adults at the party enjoyed a nice bottle of Red Diamond Shiraz. This medium bodied peppery wine was perfect with its raspberry jam and honey finish mingled with spicy floral undertones. For under $10 there will be plenty of bottles to go around.
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