Category: halloween

2017 Finca Bacara “Time Waits for No One”

Trick or treat! Heading to space with this thematic, oak-aged Spanish wine and all the noms. Red and dark cherries and a load of pie spice on the nose. Cherries and blackberries on the palate. Sweet but with nice acidity to round it out. Happy Halloween!

3/5 bones


Monastrell (Mourvèdre)

14.5% abv

Jumilla, SPAIN

💀🍷  Getting ready for Halloween with

Chronic Cellars Purple Paradise from California. Just arrived at the LCBO. Full review here:

2016 Owen Roe Sinister Hand Red

Happy Halloween!! This is the face that humans saw before I murdered them for putting me in this ridiculous rocket with antennae costume. Onto this Rhône style juice from Washington. Dark and some red cherries, dried strawberries, blackberries, clove, and pie crust on the nose. A bit more acidity on the palate – you still get pie crust notes, cherries, dried strawberries, and boysenberries. Trick or treat, y’all!

3/5 bones


Grenache (63%), Syrah (16%), Mourvedre (16%), Cinsaut (5%)

14.1% abv

Yakima Valley, Washington, USA

Glenfiddich Fire & Cane Single Malt Whisky

Need a whisky for Halloween? Of course you do. This might be just the thing! It combines the two great thing I associate with Halloween – smoke and sweets!

This takes smoky Scottish whisky and finishes it in a used rum barrel, adding a layer of sweetness to the dram. If you like rum, give this a try! If you like whisky, give this a try!

You’ll smell campfire, warm cherry wood, cherries, figs, and toffee. The taste is similar with notes of smoke, then moving to cherry, then toffee, then back to peat on the finish. 


43% abv

Speyside, SCOTLAND

2016 Casillero del Diablo Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon

Happy Howl-oween, friends! Cassis, blackberries, dark cherries, dark plums, and vanilla on the nose. Cassis and blackberries on the palate with a hint of mint. Pretty ripe and straightforward. Drink it, cook with it or trick-or-treat with it!

3/5 bones


Cabernet Sauvignon

13.5% abv

Central Valley, CHILE

There’s always time for Hallo-Wine! 🎃🍷