Halloween is almost upon us, and everyone agrees that a few glasses of vino improve every Hallows’ Eve. But instead of just drinking wine this year, why not let your beverage choices inspire your costume? Here we’ve paired each of our nine varietals with a costume that represents it best. These takes are no tricks; we hope you’ll let them treat you to a frightfully fun night.
Anyone who knows our Sauvignon Blanc appreciates it for its careful blend of fruit and acidity, a finish that’s clean and crisp. With this in mind, the wine works best with costumes that suggest strength of character but also incorporate lightness. Think fairies or angels. And behave accordingly.
Our Chardonnay is no pushover. It has a body—just like a warrior. We can’t help but think about Wonder Woman when we drink this wine. We recognize this might be a popular choice after Gal Gadot’s performance in the blockbuster movie this year, but we stand strong in our selection.
Rosé of Pinot Noir
The success of Disney’s runaway hit Frozen, coupled with the fresh-faced flavors in our dry rosé make this pairing a no-brainer: If you drink pink, consider dressing as Elsa, Anna or even Olaf. Of course to really play the part you could make some of our Rosé popsicles to hand out. How far will you let it go?
Fundamentally, Pinot Noir is a magical and mystical wine. Sometimes it’s soft. Sometimes it’s spicy. It’s like the best of all flavor profiles, wrapped up into one. The wonders of this wine always make us think of unicorns. So, we say: Run with the association and don the single horn with pride.
Our Cabernet expresses the depth and complexity of the cabernet grape itself. That means the wine will work nicely with a costume that expresses depth and complexity, too. Some options: Any one of the Corleone men from The Godfather, John Lennon, Oprah, maybe even Sigmund Freud.
Our take on Zinfandel is the most versatile wine in our lineup. Naturally, then, it’s one of the easiest wines to pair with costumes, too. Versatility always makes us think of our favorite athletes: LeBron James, Mia Hamm, Steph Curry, Billie Jean King. Grab a jersey and you’re golden.
Sea of Stones
Our red blend is dense and concentrated, opaque purple to the eye, almost black in color. This darkness is intriguing. Kind of like the darkness behind a witch. Any witch will do for a pairing here, though one of our favorites is Maleficent. Whichever you choose, don’t forget to cackle.
Malbec is our most complicated wine, with dozens of layers to unpack with every sip. Maybe it’s because we’re soil nerds, but digging through layers makes us think of archaeology, which means this wine pairs well with Indiana Jones and Lara Croft costumes. Smart heroes never go out of style.
Cocoa, warm spice and dark fruit are some of what you’ll taste in our Shiraz. These flavors linger on your palate, giving the wine some serious soul. We love pairing it with costumes that incorporate guitars and reference the coolest musicians of our time: Barry White, B.B. King, and most definitely Prince.