5 Ways to Drink Devilishly This Halloween
When there’s a chill in the air and a jack-o'-lantern on the porch, it’s time for wine that's spooky in every place but inside the glass. Here are five wine options that will have you laughing like Vincent Price:
A sweet-seeming red like an oaky Shiraz, Zinfandel or Cabernet will pair nicely with mini-Snickers or a fist-full of Jujubes.
If your Halloween will include bobbing for apples or caramel apples, ask your local wine merchant for their best hard apple cider. Recently fashionable among wine hipsters, hard cider has a delicious, farm-fresh taste joined by a light sparkle and a low alcohol content.
This caramel-tinged wine from the Portuguese island of the same name may be the ultimate spooky sip. So haunting is its taste and stencil-letter bottle that I recently included it in this supernatural setting.
If you want to say it with color instead of the label, whip up a nice blood-red batch of sangria, the wine punch with chopped fruit. I show you how to make red sangria here.
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