halloween wine for one

So, what to get this Halloween?

If you are going to a party this weekend and you want to bring wine, you better do a good job picking a theme wine. There are a lot of choices for Halloween.

I saw a great one called The Raven, but it was a 01 on the sweetness scale, so it wouldn’t do.

There are lots of creepy labels and spooky pictures on wine, but that is a little cliche.

So, what do you drink when you want to creep yourself out? What do you serve your guests if you want them to be a little nervous about their safety on all hallows eve?

I say, you scare them with a movie reference…

Nothing scares the shit out of me like Silence of the lambs.


Look at that guy! Have you watched the movie in the last 10 years? If not, watch it again. You have forgotten how terribly scary it is. So, in honour of Hannibal Lecter, I say you serve your guests a nice Chianti to go with your dinner. If you end up eating someone’s liver later then you are all set.

So, since I have no luck with Chianti, I decided to throw caution to the wind and pick at random. I came up with this…


And, surprisingly, it’s better than liver!

To really enjoy your Chianti there are a few things you can do to enhance it.

  • Plan to eat dinner while you drink it
  • Decant it
  • Share it

This wasn’t a bottle to covet. (seriously, that was awesome) You will probably enjoy a glass then be ready to move on to another wine. I drank it over two days. The second day it was better. I decant wine by leaving it open… health Canada be damned!

This dry wine is nice and flavourful. It is medium-bodied and smooth. It’s actually really smooth considering it was under $14. Perhaps it’s so smooth because the grapes use lots of lotion? (bam! another one)

This is your uncle’s wine. It’s classic old world fare and a great example of Chianti for the new world drinker.

Regardless, this is my top pick for Halloween 2016! Enjoy!



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