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Witches Blood (Red Wine) Risotto @GalloFamily #SundaySupper

Today the Sunday Supper Team is serving up some Halloween inspired dishes, featuring Gallo Family Vineyards wine, for a frighteningly good time  

Compensation was provided by Gallo Family Vineyards via Sunday Supper, LLC. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author, and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Gallo Family Vineyards.

I was so excited to find out that Sunday Supper was going to be working with Gallo Family Vineyards for a Halloween themed event. The participating bloggers received a bottle of Merlot, as well as their Red Moscato. They are both fabulous wines, that the whole family enjoys, but my hand down fave is their Merlot. My favorite wine with one of our family’s favorite holidays? Yes my friends, that is a good time!

Why is Gallo Family Vineyards’ Merlot one of my favorite wines? It’s deep, rich, yet mellow, flavors make it not only a wonderful wine to pair with many dishes, but a fabulous wine to sip and enjoy. On the weekends, when the weather permits, Kevin and I love to sit by the bonfire with a glass to unwind and relax.

Why is Halloween is a favorite time of the year around my house? It represents mischief and mayhem, which suits my family to a T. We have always enjoyed throwing parties, coming up with creepy decorations, and gruesome grub to celebrate the day with like Ghoulash, Goblins Eggs, and Devilish Potato Mummies. So I really wanted to put on my thinking cap to come up with a devilishly decadent dish for you, with a sinister sounding name.

To me, a red wine, eerrr witches blood, risotto was the hands down winner. Rich and velvety, risotto is a fabulous starter or side for any meal. It is hard for me not to grab the whole pot to keep it just for myself. You could easily find me perched on the counter in the corner of my kitchen, lovingly caressing the side of the pan, all whilst whispering, “We wants it, we needs it. Must have the precious.” .

Oops, did that make sense? Or are there crickets chirping right now? Am I the only one that geeks out over Lord of the Rings? I hope not!

1 year ago – Sausage Stuffed Pumpkin
2 years ago – Goblin Eggs

Witches Blood (Red Wine) Risotto

Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
Published 10/26/2014
Witches Blood (Red Wine) Risotto


  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • 3 large cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 cups Arborio (Risotto) rice
  • 1 cup Gallo Family Vineyards’ Merlot
  • 5 cups chicken stock (can use vegetable stock)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Heat the beef stock in a medium sauce pan just until it simmers. Reduce the heat to low.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  3. Add onion and cook until translucent, about 7 minutes. Do not allow the onions to brown. Add the garlic and cook an additional minute.
  4. Stir in the rice and cook until completely coated with the oil and turning opaque. Approx 4 minutes.
  5. Add the wine and then add a ladle of the hot stock. Stir until the liquid is absorbed, then add another ladle of stock. Repeat the process until the rice is tender and creamy, 20 to 30 minutes.
  6. Remove from the heat and stir in the butter and Parmesan cheese.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.

Cook time: 00 hrs. 30 mins.
Total time: 40 mins.
Tags: Italian, rice, red wine, onion, garlic, butter, Parmesan cheese, #SundaySupper, Gallo Family Vineyards,

Would you like more information on Gallo Family Vineyards’ wines and menu pairing ideas? You can check out their website (where you can also find a store locator).

You can also connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. If you’re ready to add up some fabulous Gallo Family to you Halloween celebration, here is a $1 off coupon!

And don’t forget to save those corks to help end senior hunger! For the 5th year, Gallo Family Vineyards’ Every Cork Counts program invites Americans to send back their corks to benefit the Meals On Wheels Association of America. For very cork collected Gallo donates $1 for Meals on Wheels

Here are all of the other the frightfully fun recipes the Sunday Supper family has cooked up for you! 
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  1. Yep, I want your disgustingly delicious risotto AND I want those creepy black hands holding that bowl. I'll be right over!

  2. Oh, boy, does this look bloody delicious! I'd keep this hidden from my family, too…more for me!

  3. What a great idea for a risotto!! Witches blood indeed! And the witches hands bowl is perfect for holding it.

  4. I have always wanted to try red wine risotto! Halloween sounds like the perfect occasion for it!

  5. I love using red wine in risotto. This recipe looks amazing, and I love the way you styled the photos.

  6. I have never thought to use red wine in risotto… I MUST try this!!

  7. Great photos! I am a huge risotto fan and love that you used red wine in this version.

  8. I never tried a red risotto, great idea!

  9. Oh man…I love risotto in any and all forms…and this sounds spookily delicious!!!

  10. LOL you are welcome anytime (but I am not givin' up my bowl)!

  11. Thanks so much Liz. I am making arrancini out of it tonight!

  12. Thanks Susan!

  13. Oh you have got to give it a try!! So good!

  14. Thanks so much Jennie 🙂

  15. Yes yes yes!!

  16. Thanks so much!!

  17. Oh you have got to try it Cindy!!

  18. If you love risotto you have GOT to give this a try Katie 🙂

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