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The spider webs are tangled, the pumpkins are carved, and our candy dishes are overflowing with chocolate treats. Our house is no different from the average American's — we celebrate Halloween with treats, costumes and of course, parties.

The National Retail Federation’s 2018 annual survey predicts retail spending for this year's holiday will be $9 billion.

For many adults, wine is undoubtedly part of the festivities. The following wines not only taste great, but also stick to the eerie theme.


2016 Ghostrunner Ungrafted Red, California (about $16 retail)

2016 Charles Smith Velvet Devil Merlot, Washington (about $15 retail)

2016 Concha Casillero Diablo Devil Red, Chile (about $14 retail)

2016 Apothic Red Crush, California (about $12 retail)

2016 Spellbound Petite Syrah, California (about $14 retail)


2016 Owen Roe Sinister Hand Red Blend, Washington (about $29 retail)

2016 Ghost Pines Winemaker's Blend Chardonnay, California (about $18 retail)

2016 The Divining Rod Cabernet Sauvignon, California (about $20 retail)

2016 Bogle Vineyards Phantom, California (about $20 retail)

2016 Michael David Freakshow Cabernet Sauvignon, California (about $20 retail)

2016 Flora Springs Ghost Winery Malbec, California (about $60 retail)

2016 Witchery Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon, California (about $96 retail)

2016 Hahn Family Boneshaker Lodi Zinfandel, California (about $20 retail)

2016 Klinker Old Ghost Zinfandel, California (about $20 retail)

2016 Austin Hope Troublemaker Red Blend, California (about $18 retail)

Lorri Hambuchen is a member of London's Institute of Wines and Spirits. Contact her at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, P.O. Box 2221, Little Rock, Ark. 72203, or email:

Food on 10/31/2018

Print Headline: Scare up the wine for big Halloween festivities


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