There is more to life than pumpkin spice, believe it or not (but we’re not haters, honest! Check out our homage to the PSL here). Since we’re about a month into fall, it’s time to consider richer flavors, with warming spices, creamy textures and decadent nuances. That doesn’t mean clear spirits like vodka and moonshine are off the table – it just means you’ll need to infuse them with a little autumn.
Let us be Frank[enstein]. Halloween is less than two weeks away and we are alive with excitement. We have the party planned, costumes picked and 10 beers that are completely brew-tacular. These delicious blends of fall flavors and spooky aromas are ideal for a night of ghoulish shenanigans.
Scratching your head about what wines to pop open during October celebrations? Well, let’s establish the fact that there are 30 other days in the month that are not Halloween, so don’t feel like all your October vino sipping has to be spooky themed (but if that’s what you’re into, check these wines out!).
Let’s get honest about something - Halloween is fun for us older folks (and that’s anyone who is over 21) because of the drinkable treats (and still the candy.) From candy corn cocktails, to zombie cocktails, to Jekyll & Gin, Halloween spirits only add to the excitement.
Wanna play a game? Invite 15 of your closest friends for a Halloween party and try to be bartender to them all night, concocting the exact amount of spirit, bitters and mixer they prefer for every cocktail they consume throughout the evening. Oh, and all while in your mermaid costume, too. Game over?
Today's blog is by Nathan Dale, Area Sales Manager and WSET Level 3 Certified
I absolutely love Halloween! There is nothing more fun than a bunch of people getting creative with costumes, throwing festive parties, and toasting the chilly fall season. The problem is that it can be difficult to pair wine with such occasions. Is wine appropriate to bring to a Halloween party? Does this wine go well with candy? I spent WAY too much money on my costume, can I still get a good wine for the Monster Mash later? Lucky for you, I have put together some tricks (and treats) that may help you with your Halloween wine dilemma.
Before you freak out that there are only 11 more weeks before Christmas (cue ensuing panic in 3… 2… 1..) let’s not forget we have one mighty fun holiday approaching even quicker. We are talkin’ about Halloween, y’all. Break out the candy corn and BOO-ze because it’s time to throw a scary-good soirée.
The perfect meal -- an open-faced pie using tomato sauce, cheese, and any manner of meat toppings. In addition to the standard, medium-thick-crust pizza, there are two major American varieties: New York style (also called thin crust) and Chicago style, also called 'deep-dish' or (more accurately) 'stuffed' pizza.
It’s starting to feel a lot like... Halloween!