19 Crimes release world-first 'coffin-aged' wine
19 Crimes are getting ready for spooky season with a short horror film, the world's first coffin-aged wine, and new glow-in-the-dark bottles
It's the spookiest time of year, and rebellious wine brand 19 Crimes has a whole host of tricks and treats up their sleeves to mark the occasion. The first is a new short horror film to get you in the Halloween mood.
DIG takes a three-minute speedrun through some of your favourite horror tropes as a group of paranormal investigators root around an abandoned house and come across a variety of spooky scenes – think long dark corridors, glitchy camcorder footage, and lots of attractive people wandering around in torchlight. Give the film a watch in the player below, or on YouTube.
Over the course of the film, our protagonists come across some of 19 Crimes' brand-new glow-in-the-dark labels, released just in time for Halloween. The labels – on the brand's classic red wine and The Uprising, their rum-aged red wine – appear perfectly normal at first glance, depicting some of those deported to Australia in the 18th century. But get these bottles in the dark and they reveal luminous green skeletons underneath. The glow-in-the-dark bottles of 19 Crimes are available at retailers nationwide.
To further mark the Halloween season, 19 Crimes have launched the world's first 'coffin-aged' wine. The wine brand sealed 100 bottles of red wine inside an oak coffin at Tower Hamlets Cemetery in east London, with the wine then lowered six feet under. The bottles were later exhumed in front of a priest (in case of any unwanted ghosts trying to hitch a ride above ground).
For those who dare to give it a go, 19 Crimes are offering free samples of the coffin-aged wine at venues across the UK this Halloween weekend (Fri 27 and Sat 28 Oct), including at the 200-year-old Tolbooth Tavern on Edinburgh's Royal Mile and Slains Castle in Aberdeen, set in a former Gothic church. Read the full list of participating venues below.
Try 19 Crimes' coffin-aged wine this Halloween
Free samples of 19 Crimes wine available at the following venues on Fri 27 and Sat 28 Oct, while stocks last, over-18s only.
Slains Castle, Aberdeen
Caroline of Brunswick, Brighton
Ye Hole in Ye Wall, Liverpool
Ten Bells, Spitalfields, London
Tolbooth Tavern, Edinburgh
19crimes.com / Enter our competition for the chance to win one of five 19 Crimes bottle bundles – over-18s only.