Oct 4, 2021

Pour some fun this Hallo-Wine: Tricks and Treats

On a scale of one to one hundred, how excited are you to get back into hosting parties?! Specifically, Hallo-Wine parties?

We just took a DNA test, turns out we’re 100% that witch.

Even though Halloween is mostly about making sure the kids have the. best. time. ever. that doesn’t mean we adults can’t pour a fresh glass of #ButterChardonnay and join in on the ghoulish fun with our gal pals. Not even close. You might even argue that Hallo-Wine is one of the best holidays for adults. (That’s why we make ButterCans easy for on-the-go trick or treating, right?!)


Whether you’re planning to spend this haunting day with your ghoul-friends and witches, or you’re curling up on the couch with a spooky flick and big glass of Butter Chardonnay, we hope you get a kick out of these fun ways to celebrate Halloween, with a hefty pour of a JaM Cellars treats, of course.

Carve Pumpkins (or Whatever Else You Have Lying Around)

First of all: can you think of anything more Hallo-Wine-y than carving pumpkins with our Hallo-Wine JaMs playlist pouring out of the speakers, and chilled Butter Chardonnay dripping out of the cauldron? We didn’t think so.

Also, did you know that pumpkins aren’t the only thing you can carve?

While pumpkins are certainly the most popular option for carving, there are tons of other fruits and veggies that are just begging for a cute little face this Halloween. For example, have you ever made a spooky face in a pineapple? What about a witch in a watermelon? A carving in a cantaloupe? Okay, we’ll stop.

Time to pumpkin-spice things up. And if you mess up, don’t worry! It’s easy to repair a broken jack o’lantern– just use a pumpkin patch! (Sorry, we couldn’t resist…) You can also pull out the acrylic paints and keep it simple, or slap on a few Halloween stickers and call it a day. No judgment here…that just means there’s more time for another glass of Butter!

Here are some of our favorite ideas:

●      Cute Eyelash Pumpkin (with a free template!)

●      Constellation Jack-o’-Lantern

●      Pineapple and Melon Jack-o’-Lanterns

●      Pumpkin Succulent Garden

Bottle of JaM Cellars Butter on candy

Take Your HalloWine Pairings to the Next Level

Roasted Pumpkin Seed Hummus + Butter Chardonnay

Homemade hummus is way better than the store-bought stuff, and it’s frightfully easy to make. In less than 30 minutes, you’ll be ready to rock with a bright, orange Halloween hummus.

Bonus points if you display it next to a few ButterCans. The stone fruit and baked-lemon notes are the perfect companion to the nutty flavor of the hummus, and it ends with a rich vanilla finish–making this pairing stand out as a cult favorite.

Mummy Milano’s JaM Cab Cabernet Sauvignon

This easy recipe makes mummies out of Milanos in less time than you can say “trick-or-treat” with the simple addition of melted white chocolate. They’re cute, delicious, and crazy easy. Pair them with a bottle of our rich, bold, and easy-to-love JaM Cab, because… is there anything better than chocolate and the most delish red wine? We don’t think so.

Pro tip: Opt for the raspberry Milano’s; they pull out the lush blackberries, black plums, and black currant in the JaM Cabernet. A boo-tiful wine pairing if we’ve ever seen one.

Witch Finger Pretzels + Sugar Sweet White

When it comes to quick-and-simple Halloween treats, you can’t go wrong with making an already-delicious snack even more tempting. Now, hear us out: pretzels and Sugar Sweet White. 10 out of 10 would recommend!

This Halloween party trick is a total treat: the honeyed citrus blossom, lush peach and sweet Meyer lemonade notes of the Sugar Sweet White are just screaming for a little salty action, and these witchy pretzels are a fang-tastic addition.

Halloween Snack Mix + Toast Sparkling

No cooking is needed with this sweet and salty Halloween treat. Simply toss the ingredients together and you’re good to go! It’ll take you longer to find the wine glasses than to make this snack mix. The only scary part is that it’s addicting, so… beware.

Hints of white peach, orange blossom, pineapple, and honeydew add a light toastiness to each bite of snack mix, making this Hallo-Wine treat frightfully good.

The best thing is, you can prepare for your party and stock up on all the wine you need, without ever having to leave your house. You can find us in the wine aisle, or have your favorite JaM Cellars wine delivered straight to your door (in under 60 minutes!) while you mix up your Halloween treats.

Bon appétit!

Cans of JaM Cellars Butter on iceWatch Some of the Best Halloween Movies Ever Made

Are you hosting a huge Hallo-Wine bash this year? Or, maybe you’re planning on sinking into the couch with a bottle of Butter and a big bowl of popcorn? No Hallo-Wine party (solo or otherwise) is complete without a showing of the best Halloween movies ever made.

Here are some of our favorite Halloween movies:

Practical Magic (1998)
Scream (1996)
Hocus Pocus (1993)
Beetlejuice (1988)
The Addams Family (1991)
Corpse Bride (2005)
Suspiria (2018)
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Matilda (1996)
Psycho (1960)
It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown (1966)
Caspar (1995)
Halloween (1978)
Hubie Halloween (2020)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
Twitches (2007)
Halloweentown (1998)
The Haunting (1963)
The Witches (1990 or 2020!)
Young Frankenstein (1974)
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Dracula (1931)
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
Candyman (1992)
The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
The Witch (2015)
Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1954)
Trick ‘r Treat (2007)
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
House on Haunted Hill (1999)
The Little Vampire (2000)

Can of JaM Cellars Butter with skeletonAs far as we’re concerned, there are only three rules for Hallo-Wine:

1) Be in costume

2) Eat candy

3) Treat yourself to JaM Cellars wines—there’s a wine for every-ghoul, find yours.

Other than that, your only responsibilities are to have fun and (as always) drink responsibly. Anything goes–we’re just here for the (JaM Cellars) boos.

After the tricky year that we’ve all had, it’s time for some treats. Adult treats, that you can have delivered straight to your door, in under 60 minutes! The scariest parties are the ones without Butter, so make sure to stock up ahead of time.

Find us in your closest wine aisle or delivered straight to your door! You don’t even have to dress up and go door-to-door. Being an adult is fun, right?? Happy Hallo-Wine, from our JaMily to yours!