Halloween

Halloween Candy Pairing

The Wine Harlots Halloween ritual is booze, candy and a movie. (Which is our basic move every day of the year, too. Boring? No! Call us consistent.) Since the main caveat on dessert pairings is that the wine needs to be at least a sweet as the food. With candy, this eliminates most table wines […]

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Bitches Brew

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With winter’s full embrace upon us, Wedge & Lever unveils a campaign for an concept project wine and beer brand, Bitches Brew. Calling on the Salem Witch Trials that began over 300 years ago in the dark gloom of winter in 1692, it has an eerie vibe of mysticism, occult and black magic, that make you want […]

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The Bride of Frankenstein Loves Iron Horse Wedding Cuvee

photo of the Bride of Frankenstein clutching a bottle of Iron Horse Vineyards Wedding Cuvee like her freak-show Halloween life depends on it.

Whether you’re having a bad hair day, the little ones are absolute horrors or the husband is acting like a total freakshow monster, pop a bottle of Wedding Cuvée and you won’t feel like your life is Halloween. image courtesy of Iron Horse Vineyards.

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The Tell-Tale Heart :: Edgar Allan Poe

The Sacred Heart of the Tell Tale Heart. The Sacred Heart of Jesus in red and yellow wrapped in barbed wire to illustrate the perennial Halloween favorite, Edgar Allan Poe's Tell Tale Heart, the tale of an insane man killing his landlord and confessing due to his victims beating heart echoing in his head from the floorboard below

True! — nervous — very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad? The disease had sharpened my senses — not destroyed — not dulled them. Above all was the sense of hearing acute. I heard all things in the heaven and in the earth. I […]

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Autumn – Southern California Style

Pumpkins & Palm Trees. A photograph of azure blue sky and leafy green palm trees in the background with bright orange pumpkins in the foreground on dark brown rich earth. Taken at the pumpkin patch at the Self-Realization Center, Encinitas, California. Copyright EatonAlive.

“No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.” — John Donne Pumpkin patch at the Self-Realization Center, Encinitas, California. photo credit EatonAlive ©2009

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Skeleton Dance

Video black and white animation from Walt Disney from 1929 - The Silly Symphony The Skeleton Dance a great Halloween classic with skeleton's camping it up and dancing in a graveyard. Spooky vintage fun.

“If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.” —  George Bernard Shaw via YouTube Copyright Walt Disney ©1929

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Pumpkin Wine Bucket

photograph of a Halloween pumpkin carved into an ice bucket for chilling wine perfect craft project for Halloween parties and great for Thanksgiving dinner

Having a Martha-Stewart-Moment?  When you really want a Three-Martini-Playdate?  Here’s the craft project to soothe your Inner Wine Harlot.  Carve your own Pumpkin Ice Bucket.   We shamelessly co-opted this idea from the fine folks at Wegmans.  When you create your own boozy jack-o-lantern, send us pics!

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