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Halloween Libations with Decoy Merlot

Thank you Decoy for sponsoring this post. Celebrate International Merlot Month this October by using the hashtag #MerlotMe on social!

Did you know that October is International Merlot month?! Add Halloween to the mix and we are about to have ourselves a fabulous 31 days, my friends. To celebrate both occasions in style, I have teamed up with Decoy Wine to give you a lovely glass of Merlot and a killer bar cart for an adults-only All Hallow’s Eve. Mwahahah! So lets celebrate the grape with haunting Halloween libations from Decoy Wine!

Halloween Libations with Decoy Wines Merlot

Wine is a fantastic way to offer your Halloween guests a drink without having to play bartender the whole night. All you need to do is put together a killer bar cart display and you’re free to haunt the halls unencumbered. Place the cart in a centralized location and then set an eerie mood. Candles, skulls, pumpkins, and the like should cover every available free space on the bar. I also suggest sticking to a bit of a sexy color palette to match the wine. Since Decoy Merlot has such a gorgeously scarlet intensity, I highly suggest burgundies, golds, and blacks as a palette to impress.

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The most important part of the bar cart is the wine itself! For your Halloween festivities, I highly recommend the Decoy Sonoma County Merlot 2016. Not only is it a perfectly deep-red wine to match the night’s hauntings, it also simply a marvelous merlot that will not disappoint. Oh and don’t forget to set out plenty of stemware for easy access.

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Expert Tip: add a cake stand or two to the cart to display the wine bottles. This will not only add height and visual interest to the centerpiece, it will also make the wine more readily accessible amongst the decor.

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Make sure to have plenty of bottles of Decoy Merlot available to celebrate the month properly.  For more ways to celebrate International Merlot Month in style, follow #MerlotMe on your social accounts throughout October! So tell me, how do you enjoy like to enjoy a glass of Merlot? Shout it out below and have a devastatingly fantastic Halloween, boys and ghouls!

Halloween Libations with Decoy Wines Merlot

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  1. Shakeia Rieux says:

    I like the creativity! Seeing this gives me an idea! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Sarah L says:

    Your glasses are lovely. I’ll take some of that wine, please.

  3. Eileen Boyce says:

    This is so nice! Thanks

  4. Trisha McKee says:

    I love the idea of serving this wine and not having to play bartender all night. That is the best kind of party. I can’t wait to try this wine.

  5. Betty Curran says:

    I love the decor. Merlot is just right for a great party.

  6. Joni Chadwell says:

    what a cool, fun party idea. I bet my sister would love this.

  7. Leah Siapin says:

    I am not a fan of Merlot, but you make this one sound pretty good. I might have to check it out.

  8. donna porter says:

    I do love your Halloween decorations. You also have my favorite wine…Merlot!

  9. kathy pease says:

    How sppoky and pretty. I really love the black and white pumpkin 🙂

  10. Joy Venters says:

    Love the decorations and the Decoy Merlot. Not familiar with the brand but intend to check it out.

  11. Leela says:

    I love trying new wine.

  12. Sheila F says:

    Love the skull candelabra. I think merlot will be the next rose!

  13. Karen D says:

    Such fun! And I wasn’t aware it was Merlot month! Guess I still have time to celebrate 🙂

  14. Paula Pennachio says:

    That looks delicious and all of the pictures are beautiful

  15. Cami Valenzuela says:

    Not much of a wine drinker but love the decorations. I will have to my friend about this wine. Thanks for the recommendation.

  16. Dana Rodriguez says:

    I just love this dispaly. I would probably keep it up year round! lol!

  17. Jillian Too says:

    I love the idea of red wine for a spooky Halloween dinner.

  18. Calvin says:

    A lot of fancy decor.. I like a nice bottle of wine

  19. Kim Pincombe-Cole says:

    Merlot was made for Halloween!!

  20. Erin N says:

    I love these Halloween decorations! They are classy aren’t tacky like some are 😛 lol

  21. MaryEllen S. says:

    Happy Halloween

  22. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    I love this decor—very fancy-dress goth style. Beautiful for a grown up Halloween.

  23. Tracie Cooper says:

    My family loves a great Merlot and I would love to serve this at our next Sunday brunch.

  24. Lindsay A. says:

    Those Halloween decorations are so elegant!! ? I don’t drink, but the in-laws have a glass after work almost daily & they might enjoy a bottle of Decoy Merlot!

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