ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY entertaining | October 30, 2009

True Blood and Vampire Wines for Halloween

vampire and true blood wines for halloween

Another proof that Halloween is influencing the market at all levels is the wine business. Really, one key difference between the wineries in the United States and the wine makers in Europe is that the American wine makers explore other avenues than the wine connoisseur language. Let’s face it, when I host a party I am looking for a wine in the $13 to $20 price range to serve my guests. I go for a crowd pleasing wine in red and in white.

Going back to Halloween, vampires are in. There are many TV series and movies on vampires. In fact, we almost selected True Blood as the theme for my husband birthday party (more on that, later). It is sad that at the time, I did not know that I could have ordered a True Blood wine from Vampire Vineyards. Although $30 is too much to serve at a 35-guest party, I might have bought 2 or 3 bottles as a display.

Vampire Vineyards produces several wines with names that scream Halloween. You can choose between Vampire, Chateau du Vampire (Vampire Castle) and Dracula. The advantages with these is that you do not have to made your own wine label. Hopefully for us, that line ranges from $9.99 to $19.99.

For more ideas, check out The Kitchn. They dug more spooky labels and scary names wines for us.

SOURCING:
+ TrueBlood Napa Valley Syrah $29.95 USD
+  Vampire Wines at Wicked Wines

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4 Responses to “True Blood and Vampire Wines for Halloween”

  1. I adore True Blood (the HBO show) – do you know if this label is available at the SAQ? Would be fantastic for Hallowe’en.

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  3. The SAQ could also custom print labels for some of their house wines. I’ve seen this for fundraising events.
    It could be fun to order a twitter wine… in a 140ml bottle :-)

  4. The ‘Vampire’ Red has been a longtime fav of mine- the wine and the label!….We ALWAYS serve it at Halloween!

  5. Thanks, Cindi. I am glad to have the opinions from people who actually tasted the wine.