Halloween is here once again, bringing with it all things related to this beloved and spooky holiday.
Whether you love cozying up on the couch to watch scary movies with a glass of wine (or three), or plan on throwing a Halloween-themed party this October, the Zombivino Flight Club Box has you covered.
Offering three “frightfully” delicious red wines, Zombivino’s Flight Club Box comes with a 2017 Malbec (ZombiVino), 2017 Merlot (Zomberlot), and 2017 Pinot Noir (Night Walker).
Pair these full-flavor wines with your favorite party recipes — or give these sure-to-please suggestions a try!
What’s in the Zombivino Flight Club Box?
As mentioned above, the Zombivino Flight Box includes a bottle of Malbec, Merlot, and Pinot Noir, all from 2017. These three bottles are packaged in a beautifully (and spookily) designed box, making them a great addition to your Halloween-themed drink table.
Made for red wine lovers, these deep red-colored may remind you of Dracula’s favorite meal, but we assure you, they taste MUCH better.
Here’s a closer look at what’s inside the box.
2017 Pinot Noir “Night Walker”
When you first pour this complex pinot noir, you and your guests will notice its deep ruby red color in the glass. You’ll then be hit with an aroma reminiscent of woodsy ripe raspberries, along with hints of cinnamon and clove. Once you take a sip, you’ll enjoy the hauntingly delicious notes of jammy red fruits and raspberry liquor, with an earthy character lurking close behind.
- Expect sweet fruit and bright acidity before enjoying an earthy finish.
2017 Merlot “Zomberlot”
Another great option when looking for a dark, ruby-colored wine, this Merlot offers hints of plum and cherry on both the nose and palate. You will also notice the aroma of vanilla and cocoa. The finish is long and clean with a good hit of acidity, keeping each sip fresh.
- Expect a flavor full of sweet cherry, plums, and chocolate spice
2017 Malbec “ZombiVino”
This Malbec takes your senses on a journey. Deep and dark in color, ZombiVino gives way to aromatics that include earthy black cherry, tobacco leaf, and vanilla. For flavor, your palate will dance with hints of red plums and cherries, enjoying the addition of bright acidity and mild tannins.
- Expect a finish that is soft and lengthy yet memorable
Related: Sweet Oaks 2016 Malbec – Reserve
How to Incorporate the Zombivino Flight Club Box Into Your Next Halloween Party
You may simply want to sip drinks and eat snacks or sample different wines and order pizza — which is great! However, if you want to take your next Halloween party to the next level, here are some wine tasting tips and suggestions that pair well with the three wines you’ll find in the Zombivino Flight Club Box.
What to Pair With the 2017 Pinot Noir “Night Walker”
A glass of Night Walker is incredible on its own, but it also pairs wonderfully with a wide range of dishes, snacks, and desserts.
This Pinot Noir makes a great match with fatty fish, pasta, roasted chicken, figs, crispy duck pancakes… the list goes on!
For your guests, consider serving up a creamy squash soup inside a pumpkin. Take this concept one step further to create a sour cream spider web on top. The sweetness of the squash works wonderfully with this Pinot Noir. For your main, you have many options. From lamb-stuffed eggplant to five-spice pork, the sky’s the limit.
When you’re passing around cheese to your guests in costume, whether they’re disguised as witches or Harry Potter characters, nutty, medium-firm cheeses are your best bet. Gruyere is an excellent example of a nutty cheese. Cantal and gouda are two other great choices.
To please those with a sweet tooth, make these dark chocolate Halloween cookies. Take a bite, then a sip, another bite, and another sip — you won’t be disappointed.
Check out more Pinot Noir pairing ideas.
What to Pair With the 2017 Merlot “Zomberlot”
If you love food and wine, this 2017 Merlot opens the door to so many possibilities, ranging from pâtés to cheesy gratins.
Depending on how far you want to take the Halloween-themed dishes, this Zombie Eyes creation is sure to be a memorable one. Spaghetti with meatballs pairs well with the bright notes of cherry and plum, as well as the acidity that Zomberlot brings to the table.
For the chocolate lovers at your party, offer a bowl or platter of mini chocolate treats — after all, it is Halloween. Dark chocolate is a great choice, but so are mini KitKat bars!
Those who love to nibble on cheese while sipping their wine, brie, gouda, parmesan, Jarlsberg, and aged cheddars are sure to please.
What to Pair With the 2017 Malbec “ZombiVino”
This bold yet versatile varietal is excellent for dinner pairing. With its fuller body, ZombiVino pairs well with strong-flavored, rich foods. Meaning, it’s not the “best” when snacking on subtle, delicate flavors. Sure, the wine will taste great — but it will overpower a delicately-flavored dish. With that being said, this 2017 Malbec pairs well with everything from steak and lamb to salmon and potatoes.
If you’re having a Halloween dinner party, marinated flank steak, smokey cheeseburgers, or mushroom (or beef) stuffed peppers are winners. For a creative Halloween touch, make your stuffed peppers into little jack-o-lanterns!
Planning your cheese and cracker table? Blue, gouda, gorgonzola, manchego, and cheddar are all safe bets.
Hints of vanilla and tobacco mean that this Malbec pairs exceptionally well with many chocolates — especially chocolate-covered caramel. Who doesn’t like Twix bars, anyway? Your guests will appreciate the mini chocolate bars that remind them of their trick-or-treating days.
Now, it’s time to enjoy! Pick up your Zombivino Box today!
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