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Spirited wines for Halloween

Christina Haller works full-time in marketing, is a mom, wife, freelance writer, and lover of fluffy cats, dark coffee, ethnic food, traveling, and all things "Midwest" (you know, like hot dish, fresh water lakes, funny accents, plaid, a...

Vino to die for

Don’t just serve up plain old vino at your Halloween bash. Get in the spirit with one of these aptly-named wines, sure to be a perfect fit with your ghoulish gallivanting. From hair-raising reds to wicked whites, there is a palate-pleasing blend for every guest.

Pumpkin and wine

Offering creepy cocktails at your Halloween party is an obvious choice, but seeking out some of these wines with Halloween-themed labels will wow your costumed cohorts.

Ghostly White

Ghostly White

The bottle design is scary enough to send shivers up our spine. But don't let that, or its name, fool you. Sweet and smooth, Ghostly White by Elk Creek Vineyards, has nicely balanced notes of crisp apricot, aromatic peach and melon. And as a terrifying touch, it even comes in a creepy coffin-shaped box!

Vampire Vineyards Pinot Noir

Vampire Vineyards Pinot Noir

No Halloween party would be complete without an ode to vampires. Sink your teeth into the powerfully complex flavors of Vampire Vineyards Pinot Noir. With fragrant strawberry and lively oak, this vibrant vino will pair nicely with ghoulish appetizers or devilish desserts.

Black Cat Riesling

Black Cat Riesling

Don't worry, if this black cat crosses your path. You can consider yourself lucky. Not too dry and not too sweet, Moselland Zeller Schwarze Katz "Black Cat" Riesling balances freshness and acidity. Who would figure opening this dark and ominous bottle would release refreshing hints of lemon and apple?

Hocus Pocus Syrah

Hocus Pocus Syrah

Given its name, you'd think this lusty red was all tricks and no treat. But guess again. Hocus Pocus Syrah, a favorite among wine enthusiasts and a California native, has blunt flavors of cherry, cranberry and boysenberry — a magical autumn blend. So dazzle merrymakers with this elegant sip, which is anything but an illusion.

Ghost

Ghost

Ghost is a tribute to the apparitions seen at Miles Wine Cellars. And what is more light and airy than a ghost? Brilliant and semidry, this chardonnay blend will make a perfect addition to your otherworldly get-together.

Werewolf Cabernet Sauvignon

Werewolf Cabernet Sauvignon

This deep, spicy red might put a little hair on your chest. Screaming with fruity flavors of blackberry jam, this medium-bodied cabernet will have you howling for more. Pair Werewolf Cabernet Sauvignon with equally robust foods like grilled lamb or chocolate.

Headless Red

Headless Red

Legend has it, these grapes are grown on the haunted grounds of Ash Hollow Estate Vineyards & Winery. We promise you won't be cursed for sipping Headless Red though. Dark raspberry notes merged with whispers of cherry, oak and earthy spices make for a sinfully good blend.

Armida “Poizin”

Armida "Poizin"

There's no bones about it, Armida Poizin is frightfully fun. Nothing says Halloween like a label boasting red skull and crossbones. But there's nothing toxic about this lush, silky zinfandel with a hint of spicy peppercorn and a musky vanilla finish. So, what's your poizin?

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