Image of Vampire via SnoothLooking for a way to celebrate "Hallowine" this weekend? Here are some suggestions:
Thursday, Oct. 28 -- Tickle your palate with some spooky wines at the Andersons in Maumee from 5 to 7 PM. Among the selections are Vampire Pinot Grigio, Bogle Phantom, Big Red Monster and 7 Deadly Zins.
Friday, Oct. 29 -- Aficionado Wine and Cigars in Perrysburg will help you celebrate Halloween "Napa Style" with a great selection of Napa wines (two white, two red) for a measly $10. The tasting runs from 5 to 8:30 PM on Friday and Saturday.
Saturday, Oct. 30 -- To warm up you can try Leelanau Witches Brew Spiced Wine from Michigan at the Andersons-Woodville Mall tasting, which is scheduled from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. Cost is only $2 for four wines.
Things really get rolling in the evening. You can choose from two winery parties in Jackson, Michigan.
At Lone Oak Vineyard Estate, 8400 Ann Arbor Rd. Grass Lake, Michigan, (517) 522-8167, there's bewitching music and food from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. Music is provided by Koke McKesson and Doug Decker. Dinner, light fare and great estate grown wines are available. Dinner menu will include BLACKened CATfish served with au gratin potatoes -or- GHOULash! Each served with salad and bread. Dinners are $14. Dinner is optional and must be ordered in advance. Seating is limited. Reservations are required. There is a $7.50 cover charge.
Chateau Aeronautique Winery, 1849 Rives-Eaton Rd., Jackson, Michigan, (517) 569-2132 has scheduled its first annual Halloween Masquerade Ball Saturday from 8 PM to midnight. The evening will include music, dancing and fun. Entertainment will be provided by Michigan based “Big Foot Bob and the Toe Tappers.” They have a unique and entertaining approach to a wide variety of classic R & B, jump, swing, blues, as well as original material. All you can eat “Witch’s Stew” will be available. The cost is $5.
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