I think it’s safe to say that everyone who has ever shopped for wine has, at least once, purchased a wine solely because of its packaging -I’m certainly guilty of it. Whether it has an eye catching label with beautiful artwork or boasts a name perfect for a special occasion or holiday, it’s too hard to avoid the urge to bring home a bottle that will undoubtedly be a conversation piece.
Ghost Hill Cellars has always been a top pick for me at Halloween. In 2011, I chose the 2010 vintage “The Spirit of Pinot Noir” dry Rosé, and in 2012 my number one pick was the 2009 Prospector’s Reserve Pinot Noir. This year, it’s the beautifully aromatic, juicy and lush 2011 Pinot Noir Blanc.
Some of the best parties of the year go down on Halloween night, or the closest weekend to Halloween, and most will no doubt have loads of fun Halloween themed cocktails along with a nice helping of beer and wine – many with Halloween themed labels.