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Vivino’s 2016 Guide To Pairing Girl Scout Cookies With Wine.

pairing girl scout cookies with wine

Thanks to Vivino, those of us who covet the time of year when Girl Scout Cookies abound, now have something with which to wash them down.

Pairing Girl Scout Cookies With Wine

The informative wine site Vivino did the legwork for us. Author Tracy Byrnes worked with 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, to undertake the arduous task of plowing through the 12 types of  Girl Scout Cookies while sipping vino to determine the best pairings.

Here are their results. (Note: You may notice how some of the cookies have two names. That’s because they are actually produced by two bakers).

Thin Mint Cookies and Brunello:
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Recommended Brunellos:

Samoas (Caramel Delites) and Rioja:
samoas and riojacaramel-delites
Recommended Riojas:

Tagalongs (Peanut Butter Patties) and Amarone
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Recommended Amarones:

Trefoils and German Riesling:
trefoils and German Riesling
Recommended Rieslings:

Dos-Si-Dos and California Zinfandel:
do-si-dos and Zinfandel
Recommended Zinfandels:

Cranberry Citrus Crisps and New Zealand Pinot Noir:
cranberry citrus crips and new zealand pinot noir
Recommended Pinot Noirs:

Lemonades and Italian Roero Arneis:
lemonades and Italian Roero Arneis
Roero Arneis recommendations:

Rah-Rah Raisins and a left bank Bordeaux:
rah rah raisins and bordeaux
Bordeaux recommendations:

Savannah Smiles and Sancerre:
savannah smiles and Sancerre
Sancerre recommendations:

Thanks-a-lot and Bandol Rouge:
thanks-a-lot and Bandol Rouge
Domaine Tempier Bandol Rouge 2013

Toffee-tastic and Chateauneuf-du-Pape:
toffee-tastic and Châteauneuf Du Pape
Chateauneuf-du-Pape recommendations:

Trios and Washington State Syrah:
trios and washington state syrah
Recommended Syrahs:

What about pairing them with Hard Liquor?
Now if hard liquor is more your style, the folks over at Outside Magazine have those pairings for you here.

How About Beer?
The Woods Beer Co., a craft brewery in San Francisco created their own brews to pair with Girl Scout Cookies. Unfortunately, those are sold out. However, the fun wine badge shown on the first image of this post (and below) is available for purchase from The Woods Beer Co.
Wine badge by woodsbeer

images courtesy of Vivino and The Girls Scouts