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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

What wine with Girl Scout cookies?

Yes, it's that time of year again. Time for those delicious, fattening, and over-priced cookies being sold by the cutest little darlin's.

This, of course, begs the question, "What wine to have with your favorite Girl Scout cookie?"
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Well, there are lots of different kinds and everyone has a favorite. I'm partial to Samoas (caramel, coconut, chocolate) and Tagalongs (peanut butter and chocolate).

I believe there are two main categories of wines that should cover most of the different cookies--Sparkling and Port-style. I'm thinking the Samoas are made for Port; the Tagalongs should work with either Sparkling wine or a Port. Maybe go with the bubblies if you're eating them before dinner--definitely if you're eating them for breakfast. After dinner go with the Port. The Thin Mints might be a bit of a problem. Maybe a Cabernet with those or you beer lovers could have a Porter.

There, another food/wine pairing dilemma solved!