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  • Julie Canfield Lanthier Winery Hospitality

Fright Night? Wine Not

Fall has always been my ideal time of year. The warm colors, the cooler temperatures along with my favorite holiday, Halloween, are all near and dear to my heart. The fascination with scary movies stems back to childhood. The screams, your heart pounding and the allure of the unknown hold a strong appeal for this writer.

The original movie “Halloween” with Jamie Lee Curtis is probably my all-time favorite and “The Wolfman” with Anthony Hopkins coming in second. Both of these movies provided a few startles and heart drops with every scary scene. I’m not into the slasher movies like all the “Friday the 13th” and the “Saw” movies, but I do love movies based around actual true events like “The Possession” with Jeffrey Dean Morgan and “The Conjuring” which is based on Ed & Lorraine Warren’s investigation into paranormal activity and demonic possession. Of course family films like “Hocus Pocus” or “Casper” are enjoyable for all ages and carry a PG rating.

As you get older and trick or treating is out, a good way to celebrate the season is a party. Halloween parties are great fun especially if the moon is full and you have friends that enjoy the thrill of dressing up. Costumes can be bought or made depending upon how handy you are with a needle and thread. Halloween party food is so fun to make and there are tons of ideas.

These are easy recipes and are sure to add a little flavor to your gathering.

There are some crazy cool Halloween cocktails out there also – but if you want to keep it simple and still have fun, this drink is your answer.


4 ounces Lanthier’s Rivertown or Traminette white wine

1 ounce pumpkin spice liquor

add seltzer (for topping)

So this Halloween season, host a spooky party with your friends or curl up on the couch with your favorite blanket and watch a scary movie. But regardless of your Halloween plans, I hope you have a scary good time

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