It’s that time of year again. Girl Scouts everywhere are beginning to sell their famous cookies. And while you certainly should support their entrepreneurial ventures, you should also be thinking about how you can take the cookies to the next level. Because nothing makes an already fabulous cookie taste better than an even more fabulous glass of wine. With 12 different cookies to choose from this year, we’re offering up 12 different pairing suggestions
Next to the holiday season, Girl Scout Cookie season is my favorite time of year. And, thankfully, there are 12 different flavor profiles available now.
So what does a wine lover do with all those cookies staring at her? She invites her girlfriend over, who happens to be an uber wine expert. They throw on sweats and fuzzy slippers and they can get start pairing.
Now I am pretty indiscriminating. Good wine and good cookies go together no matter what. But Jessica Norris, wine director at New York City’s Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse and one of Wine Enthusiast’s Top 40 under 40 Tastemakers, insisted we take it up a notch.
So with cookies and wine in hand and fuzzy slippers on feet, we are pleased to present the ultimate Girl Scout Cookie and Wine Pairings Guide.
Click here for all the yummy details, but here’s your cheat sheet:
Thin Mints with a Brunello
Samoas® – Caramel deLites™ with an aged Rioja
Tagalongs® – Peanut Butter Patties® with an Amarone.
Trefoils with an off-dry German Riesling
Do-Si-Dos™ with a California Zinfandel.
Cranberry Citrus Crisps with a New Zealand Pinot Noir.
Lemonades™ with an Italian Roero Arneis
Rah-Rah Raisins™ with a Merlot-heavy left bank Bordeaux.
Savannah Smiles™ with a French Sauvignon Blanc from Sancerre
Thanks-A-Lot™ with a Bandol Rouge.
Toffee-tastic™ with a Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Trios with Washington State Syrah.
(My favorite is to the left — Thin Mints and anything!)
And we know that our list may be way different that yours. So definitely send us a quick note and let us know your favorite pairings. It will give us an excuse to have more wine and cookies!