Celebrate Winoween w/ Orange Wine!

I know red, I know white, I know rose.. I know ORANGE? Not really!

How about trying out some Orange wines this weekend at your fabulous Winoween party! Orange wines are made from white grapes and when made into juice are kept in contact with their skins for a longer period of time (key wine making term maceration) to form an ‘organey’ color.  Because of this practice, their resistance to oxygen is increased which makes them much more sustainable when opened and exposed – Eh hem, perfect to serve for your 10hr Winoween party! However, I would start looking now for these wines as they are rare and a bit pricey!

Here are some great orange wines that will be hit!

Damijan Kaplja Bianco 2004 - Lemony on the nose, a thick wine with ripe fruit and sweetness, honey tasting in the finish (~$67 retail)

Channing Daughters’ 2008 Ramato Pinot Grigio – Orange zest in aroma, a very crisp vibrant wine with a bit of nutty undertones in the finish (~$22 retail)

2007 Coenobium Rusticum – Honey bursting with a bit of saltiness at the nose,  a bit citrusy and bright in taste with a hint of orange (~$35 retail)

Some other  SPOOOKY accessories to consider are these wine labels however, if you purchase any of these wines above I recommend putting these scary numbers on the back of the bottle so people can still make out the label since you did invest and orange wine is a hidden gem, to some……  


For more on Orange Wines:

Food Republic Blog: http://www.foodrepublic.com/2011/10/12/orange-you-glad-there%E2%80%99s-new-wine-color

Food and Wine Magazine: http://www.foodandwine.com/articles/red-white-and-orange-wines

And if you want some other Halloween appropriate wines for this weekend?  Try out some of these that are on Snooth’s Halloween Wine List and you are sure to get spooked – You’ll see names from the likes of Slaughterhouse Cellars, Party With The Devil, Bull’s Blood and more!

Snooth.com: http://www.snooth.com/articles/five-wines-for-halloween/

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