The Quest for Vampire Wine
I have written before about Vampire Wine, the “Blood of the Vine,” bottled by Vampire Vineyards in California (formerly of Transylvania) and of my desire to own a bottle or three. You may remember the two problems that prevented this. Problem number one: I live in Alabama. Alabama is a long, long way from California. You can’t just jump in the car for a quick drive to go pick some up. Problem number two: I live in Alabama. You can’t get wine through the mail in Alabama. They won’t ship it here. For these twain reasons, I was left *not* holding the bottle on this one.
Then, on the eve of Christmas Eve, a friend reported to me that she had seen a bottle of Vampire Wine on the shelf at a nearby Publix. Nearby for her but not for me. No matter. Unlike California, this particular Publix *was* within driving distance, even if the trip was not to be a short one. I hit the highway. Would I get there in time? Would they still have that bottle of Vampire Wine available for purchase? I might have put the pedal down just a tad to get there as quickly as possible. (PSA: Please don’t exceed speed limits. And always wear your seatbelt.) Did I do it? Did I get the wine?
WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS, specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced, and directed (and occasionally acted in) over two dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and True Crime genres. He obtained a doctorate in Occult Studies from Miskatonic University and is an active paranormal investigator. Is frequently told he resembles Anton Lavey. And Ming the Merciless.
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