Wine, Candy and Causes

November 4, 2013 No comments »
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Can you believe it is already November?  Halloween came with many costume ideas and left with a big bag of candy.  This was a first for me, spending the season in Southern California.  Here’s a little bit of the happenings:  I spent my mischief night (the night before Halloween) carving a pumpkin while sipping a mug of mulled wine – staying out of trouble!  I also got my decorations ready for all Hallow’s eve:

If you don’t bring back your Ponte bottle for a Green Buck, this is a great way to up-cycle it next Halloween.  Use the wine bottle as a candle holder for a special drip candle.  To coordinate with the season, use a Port bottle and blood-red drip candle.  Just light and let drip.

On Halloween, our staff and guests enjoyed dressing up to visit the tasting room. You may have heard shrieks around the property, but not to worry, we’ve scared the ghouls away for November.


The tasting room staff ready to serve and spook!

With work often decorating me with wine and grape stains, I found the perfect costume.  I brought the lab coat home to dress up as… dun, dun, dun


Dr. Grapen-stein. 

With my Hallo-wine costume, I enjoyed passing out candy and walking around the neighborhood with my 3-year old roommate to trick or treat.  Combined, we had leftover give-away candy and two pillow cases full of our own sweets.  So we don’t get sick from indulging our sweet tooth, we’ve decided to find a good cause to donate some of our pillow bag to.  Here are some options we found, and that you can also send your excess candy to:

They are great causes to give some of that extra candy to support those without.  But do save some for yourself!  Chocolate and wine go great together!  Try some of these pairings and tell us what you think on your next visit to the Tasting Room!

–Cameron Snyder

–What was your favorite candy to receive on Halloween?


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