Whether you’re hosting a party, feeling in need of a post trick-or-treat pick me up or simply wish to savour a glass in quiet contemplation on this spirited evening, we’ve got the answer to all your Halloween needs.
We’ve chosen 13 wines that make the most of all superstitions and, behind scary labels and names, hide delicious pours to keep you happy and warm. From a lunar-inspired pét-nat to the bloodiest of reds there’s something for everyone and for every possible dark mood.
This selection will give you endless food pairing possibilities. Instead of carving those pumpkins why not make a delicious pie? It will be a dream alongside a glass of Riesling from Okanagan Valley’s Phantom Creek. Or maybe a nice cheese platter to go with Spell’s Sonoma Chardonnay.
With evenings drawing in, you might choose a full-bodied red such as Bruce Jack’s Ghost in the Machine Shiraz to pair with a juicy steak. In anticipation of Thanksgiving, a crispy roast turkey will find a good match in Mischief & Mayhem’s No Man is an Island Burgundy. For those wanting to splash out, try Devil Proof’s Farrow Ranch Malbec, sure to keep those demons at bay.
At the end of the evening, you may want to toast the best Halloween costume with a glass of Tamar Ridge’s sparkling Devil’s Corner or just cosy up with a selection of Edgar Allan Poe’s short stories and a glass of Cullen’s Mangan Vineyard Red Moon.
Whatever your spooky tipple, in the end, the only spirit in your home is that of (moderate) inebriation!