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5 Wines To Sip on Halloween [COCKTAIL TIME]

5 Wines To Sip on Halloween [COCKTAIL TIME]

Since Halloween is known for trick-or-treating, treat yourself to a glass of festive wine or bubbly, before heading out for a night of spooky fun. The following wines are ideal to pour during an autumn theme dinner party or while handing out candy to visitors.

Since Halloween usually encompasses sugary foods and beverages, reduce your sugar intake by sipping UN’SWEET wine. It’s an ideal to serve, since its a zero sugar wine.

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Behind the UN’SWEET Wine brand is Tracy Tutor, the entrepreneur, real estate agent, author, and star of Bravo’s hit TV show “Million Dollar Listing”, along with Scandinavian fashion and PR pros Lisa Agerman and Malin Eklund.

At $13 a bottle, the red is a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon with no added sugar, offering a smooth and pleasing profile of red berries. The white Pinot Grigio is fruity in taste with a hint of pear, honeysuckle, and fig. This wine goes well with a cheese plate, roast chicken and light pasta. Purchase three bottles for $39.

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Casillero del Diablo’s is one of the world’s most esteemed wine brands and the #1 Chilean import. Born from a mysterious legend that its wines were guarded by Devil, hence the name, it’s a great wine to serve during Halloween. Concha y Toro’s powerhouse Casillero del Diablo brand kicks off “The Thief” played by Pedro Pascal. This cinematic ad stars the dashing Chilean-American actor Pedro Pascal. He is best known for roles in The Mandalorian, Wonder Woman 1984, Narcos and Game of Thrones. Pascal is Casillero del Diablo’s first global brand ambassador. “The Thief” dropped on Telemundo TV and Digital platforms in September, and ai76rs throughout October. Learn about Pedro Pascal’s life, inspiration, and love for red wine with a “backstage” interview from his recent visit to Chile with the Casillero del Diablo’s team. Enjoy a bottle of 2019 Casillero del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon (Valle Central, $12) and the 2019 Casillero del Diablo Carmenere (Chile, $12) all year long.
 

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Serve Angels & Cowboys sparkling wines this Halloween for a bubbly good time. These wines are crafted from some of Northern California’s best vineyards by female head winemaker Ondine Chattan. With over two decades of experience, Ondine helped launch Angels and Cowboys new sparkling Angels & Cowboys Brut Rosé NV and Angels & Cowboys Brut NV. Made in Méthode Traditionnelle, this method consists of allowing a wine to go through a second fermentation inside the bottle which produces small, fine bubbles and a creamy mouthfeel. Made with Champagne varieties of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay sourced from Mendocino, Sonoma and Solano counties. It’s delicate, yet also a complex Brut exhibiting pleasing notes of golden delicious apple and citrus blossom. The creamy finish makes this an elegant blend. Other brand wines include Angels & Cowboys Sonoma County Rosé 2020 and Angels & Cowboys Sonoma County Proprietary Red 2018. For each bottle purchased of the entire Angels & Cowboys line, the brand will contribute to World Central Kitchen (WCK). Founded in 2010 by Chef José Andrés, WCK brings nourishment to communities in times of crisis. During the Covid-19 pandemic it has mobilized local restaurants to cook meals for those in need while simultaneously helping restaurants keep their doors open and their team employed. Angels & Cowboys will contribute funds for meals through WCK including its Restaurants for the People program up to $50,000 annually.
 

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Since October is National Pizza Month, celebrate with a glass or two of Pure Bright by [yellow tail]. This refreshingly light wine, is under 85 calories a glass and $7 a bottle. Enjoy in three wine varieties – Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay to complement a delicious, warm pizza slice or two. These wines are lower in alcohol than most. Order some pizzas and serve some yellow tail wines for a quick dinner party before going out trick or treating with the kids.
 

Produced in Sonoma, Spritz Society is a new line of ready-to-drink sparkling canned Spritz cocktails. These natural spritzes are made with 100% white wine grapes harvested in California. It’s easy to pop open a can in-between passing out candy, or serve in an ice bucket at your party. Each can is infused with natural fruit flavors and a touch of sparkling effervescence. Spritz Society comes in four flavors – grapefruit, lemonade, blood orange, and pineapple. Each 8.4 oz. can has 6% ABV.

Happy Halloween!

 

Please drink responsibly.

 

Feature Photo by Bee Felten-Leidel on Unsplash


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Jill Weinlein

As a travel journalist for 17 years some of my favorite experiences have been climbing The Great Wall in China, swam with Stingrays in Bora-Bora, explored caves in Belize, followed a pod of Orcas in Alaska, swam in the warm waters of Krabi in Thailand, visited Marco Polo's house in Korcula, Croatia and sailing around Richard Branson's Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands. Read my travel reviews to be inspired to see the world.

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