Category Archives: Halloween

Halloween Special: Hauntings in Bordeaux Chateaux and Ghostly Wines

Halloween is looming and like most folks I don’t relish the thought of ‘things that go bump in the night’ but there are many who do. In the USA in particular there are plenty of Haunted Winery Tours to tickle … Continue reading

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Ghostly Wine Connoisseur

Over the weekend it has been reported that a ghostly wine connoisseur has been making its feelings known about the wine list at the Court Oak in Harborne, Birmingham. The pub is part of the Sizzling chain and was built … Continue reading

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Phantoms of the Chateaux

Halloween is fast approaching and I thought I would tell you a spooky story or two.  At this time of year at Halloweens past I have blogged about Vampires in Bordeaux, (and no, I wasn’t referring to Negotiants but the … Continue reading

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Of Goblins and Fairies for Halloween

Halloween brings all sorts of wee folk to your door and you may find some Goblins amongst them. They have been a part of European folklore for over 800 years and one myth places their origins in Britain, where they … Continue reading

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Halloween – The Witch and the Sorceress In France

In French the word for a witch is sorcière, which gave us the English “sorcerer” and “sorceress”. Enchantress is also a French word, the female form of “enchanteur” which means magician. The French word comes from the latin “incantantre” (to … Continue reading

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Werewolves in France

Luckily there won’t be a Full Moon on Halloween this year, but it will be the day shortly after on November 2nd. The Full Moon means that there could be werewolves on the prowl and in France it was said … Continue reading

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Vampires in Bordeaux?

Vampires are chique at the moment perhaps partly to the box office hit Twilight and the series True Blood – and now Vampirism seems to have infiltrated the world of wine. You can buy Chateau Du Vampire Cabernet from Vampire … Continue reading

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Haunted Chateaux

Halloween is approaching and I thought it would be fun to scare you a little with some Chateau ghost stories! So make sure you have a fortifying glass of claret to hand, sit back and enjoy! Earlier this year Chateau … Continue reading

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Halloween Wine 2008

Halloween seems to bring out the best (and the worst) in marketing. With the Languedoc wine producers bringing out a Vin de Merde (Shit Wine) label to catch customers attention (which has succeeded – the vineyard has sold out!) I … Continue reading

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Halloween Wine 2008

Halloween seems to bring out the best (and the worst) in marketing. With the Languedoc wine producers bringing out a Vin de Merde (Shit Wine) label to catch customers attention (which has succeeded – the vineyard has sold out!) I … Continue reading

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