Wednesday, October 10, 2018

4 Sinister Wines Under $20 to Serve at Your Halloween Gatherings

Halloween and wine, two of my favorite things! A couple weeks ago I spent about an hour walking up and down the aisles at a local packy looking at every single bottle of wine looking for anything that could be considered Halloween-themed. And they're all budget-friendly, coming in at under $20. These would be great to serve for a Halloween party you're having with some spooky Pinterest-worthy appetizers, or you could just grab a bottle for yourself to enjoy this October. Another fun idea might be to host a Halloween themed wine tasting.

If you're local, all of these are available at Table & Vine in West Springfield, which is where I picked them up. If not, I've also linked them online so you can have them delivered.

Ghost Pines Cabernet Sauvignon

This is a nice dry but well-balanced and full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon, which is the kind of wine I love so it's no surprise that it was my favorite of the bunch. It's bold and offers deep fruit flavors with a hint of vanilla. This was the dryest of the wines that I picked up. Ghost Pines also has a Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Merlot, Red Blend, and Zinfandel if those are more your speed. You can see all the wines they offer and order here.

Spellbound Petite Sirah 

I also really liked this wine. It's rich, but not as full-bodied as the Cabernet Sauvignon and was slightly sweeter. This is a great choice for under $15. Other Spellbound varieties include Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay. You can see them all here

Cashmere Black Magic Red Blend 

This was my second favorite of the wines I tried. It's a dark and rich red blend with notes of berries, chocolate, black pepper, and plum. It's a nicely balanced blend that is both velvety and smooth. You can order online here.

Bogle Phantom Chardonnay 

I wanted to include one white wine for you guys since I know some people just exclusively drink it. This was the only spooky white I ran across in the store but I'm sure there are others. It was also my least favorite of all the wines I picked up, but I'm not a huge Chardonnay fan in general, so if you are I'm sure you'll love it. This is a full-bodied Chardonnay described, "green apple and pear transform into spicy flavors of freshly baked apple pie, while barrel fermentation impacts a creamy, luscious mouthfeel."

Not Pictured But Other Options :

The Walking Dead Wines
The Velvet Devil Merlot

Have you tried any of these, or do you know of any other Halloween-themed wines? If so, let me know down in the comments!


  1. Oh these sound absokutley amazing! I became such a fan of red wine lately, definitely need to try :)


  2. I have had Spellbound before, but not any of the others. I definitely will check them out.

  3. Oh, this is a fun post! I should try 1 or 2 of these this October! Thanks for sharing!


  4. Perfect wines for Halloween! I'm more of a white wine lover like the Chardonnay but I think the spooky reds would be great gifts for friends hosting Halloween parties this year. Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

    1. The Ghost Pines and Spellbound come in white options! My store just didn't have them. You could always check around you or order online!

  5. I love these super spooky wines- how fun!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  6. Hello,

    Beautiful !


  7. Ahh this so gets me in the Halloween spirit! Great post!

    x Nicole

  8. Love the looks of all of these. Thanks for sharing!

  9. These looks really fun. I have to get a couple of these. Thanks for the idea dear!
    Jessica |


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