Put away the candy and treat yourself to some boo-tiful red wine from the Better Homes & Gardens Wine Club. This pair is perfect for sipping scared during a horror movie classic or while you're prepping to be a (monster) hit at the party. Bonus points if you've got these Jack Skellington-approved potion goblets.
Argentina's Opi Sadler was inspired to make his spook-tacular Waxed Bat red wine by the dark (moderately creepy) cellar that his winemaking grandfather worked in. As a child, Opi would sneak down to watch his abuelo perform his vinous magic, all the while ducking the occasional bat that would swoop down from the rafters.
His latest, top-end Reserve release is a luscious blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec—and it really cast a spell on judges at the prestigious Decanter World Wine Awards competition this year. They awarded it a 95-point, Best-in-Show platinum trophy. Snap off a square of some 90 percent cacao dark chocolate and enjoy.
Bursting forth from the earth like gnarled witches' hands, the northern Spanish Garnacha vines responsible for this wine are ancient. Old they may be, but the grapes (and red wines) they conjure are fantastically rich. Over the last 10 years, Manga del Brujo—"wizard's sleeve" in Spanish—has gained an almost cult-like following with wine fans all over the world, snapping up huge wine critic point ratings and acclaim with each release.
The 2013 (which happens to be featured in the BH&G Wine Club Perfect Mixed Dozen) boasts 93 points from Spain's leading wine guide, El Guía Peñín, and, no bones about it, its rich red and black fruit flavors and smooth spice notes will be the perfect foil to these bewitching apps.
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