Anyway it seemed like the chance for some food and wine pairing. Everybody has declared fish with Chardonnay and Cabernet with red meat, but you don't hear much about doughnuts.
Like anything else it's in how you prepare the food--the sauce, the seasoning, etc. Or in the case of doughnuts we are talking about sugar, sprinkles, maple, chocolate, glaze, etc. This can be complicated, but in the name of the advancement of American culture here are some suggestions:
Off-dry sparkling wine
Plain doughnuts--cake or old-fashioned
Sweeter sparkling wine
This is probably the best wine overall with any kind of doughnuts
Chardonnay, preferably one with residual sugar like K-J
Maple bars, cream-filled, bear claws
Semi-sweet Riesling or Gewurztraminer
Glazed, doughnut holes
Late harvest red wine or port
And what side dish with your doughnuts. Try this!