The ghosts and goblins are ready, but is your party menu?
Leave the candy for the trick-or-treaters on October 31. It’s easy to spook up some adult Halloween fun with an assist from Beaujolais!
When it comes to Halloween party drinks, we all know the standard offerings: cans of beer, maybe a few bottles of spirits and some mixers, a couple bottles of uninspired red or white wines. That’s what you’ll find at any party. It’s expected, boring. Why not make your Halloween gathering stand out?
Beaujolais wines are ideal for such an occasion. Easy to drink, fruity and fun, their crisp flavors also make them easy to pair with snacks and foods.
Something as simple as a sliced baguette and soft, creamy Brie works as a party snack. For a more festive Halloween hors d’oeuvre, roasted pumpkin seeds can’t be beat – especially when you make them yourself, filling your home with cozy, seasonal aromas.
If you’re looking to serve something more substantial, try burgers or sliders. And why not opt for surf instead of turf with spicy tuna burgers, which Food & Wine magazine recommends serving alongside Beaujolais.
Need more convincing that Beaujolais wines are perfect for Halloween? Wine expert Mark Oldham says Beaujolais “is not snobby wine; the bottles are very affordable; the taste is charming and approachable (and) very easy drinking.” He also noted that they’re perfect for the fall season.
The moderate alcohol level typical of Beaujolais wines only adds to their appeal as a party wine. Enjoy!