Girl Scout Cookies & Wines to Pair
Ask and you shall receive, the V-Day special…aka…which wines to pair with which Girl Scout Cookies!
We’ll start with the Classic Thin Mints:
Let’s match up that chocolate mint combo with something complimentary like an Australian Shiraz!
Shiraz is grown near eucalyptus and often times has a slight menthol/minty note along with a delicious jammy sensation. This pairing is sure to make your mouth explode with excitement!
My recommendation: Elderton Shiraz from Barossa Valley! Get it for $22 today!
Next up, we’ve got the Trefoils:
Short bread cookies have a nice butter and bread taste to it. Add a little sugar and BAM! those are some addicting cookies.
Pair these guys with a delicious glass of Viognier. The flaky texture of the cookies along with the silky smooth texture of the Viognier is sure to smoothly dance across your palate. Viognier is a bit floral as well and provides a lot of stone fruit flavors, excellently soft fruits turning this cookie into a pie in seconds!
My recommendation: Calera Wines Viognier, Central Coast! Get it for $35.
Following along we’ve got the Lemonades:
Tangy lemon icing and shortbread cookies make for a perfect pairing all on their own. But add a zesty New Zealand Style Sauvignon Blanc and holy-moly, talk about a fresh flavor burst of lemon and lime!
My recommendation: 2018 Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough NZ. Get it for $14.
Let’s keep ‘em going with the Peanut Butter Patties/Tagalongs:
Now here’s the thing. We could go really weird but delicious or we could go more traditional. So I’ll share both…
That Viognier I just wrote about, that pairs with the Trefoils, would be insane! It tastes like peanut butter and honey on a bagel but in wine form. I cannot think of a more strangely delectable pairing than that.
On the more traditional side, I would absolutely recommend a delicious Tawny Port with these guys. That nutty flavor, dark dried fruit essence and syrupy texture will make your mouth so excited to drink more wine and munch down a whole sleeve of these babies.
My recommendation: Taylor Fladgate 10 year Tawny. Should do the trick at $29 a bottle.
Next up, another flavor banger, the Caramel deLites/Samoas:
Though the name has experienced controversy, the flavor has stayed deliciously complex. Therefore we want a wine that’s going to match but not overpower these delectable flavors. I select, Sauternes!
A Sauternes is going to have a delightfully nutty and dried fruit flavor with a coated syrupy mouth feel. A slight breadiness and flavors of honey will go nicely with the caramel, coconut and chocolate. This wine won’t be too strong in flavor to overpower the Samoas but it won’t be under the radar either!
My recommended Sauternes: Chateau Coutete, Barsac at $46 a bottle.
And lastly, we’ll throw in the famed Do-Si-Dos/Peanut Butter Sandwich:
Peanut Butter classically goes with chocolate, or Nutella, or honey…and of course JELLY! So let’s pick a nice jammy wine to serve as the peanut butter and jelly sandwich! I want to select a wine that has essences of raspberry, fig and strawberry so my mind goes straight to zinfandel!
My recommendation: Eberle Paso Robles Zinfandel $26 a bottle!
Cheers to Girl Scout Cookie Season!
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