The Best Michigan Wines to Pair with Girl Scout Cookies
Are you a Girl Scout Cookie lover and a wine lover? Well, that might be helpful.
Recently on social media, a meme made the rounds showing perfect wine pairings with specific Girl Scout cookies:
But what if you want to keep it local? Fortunately, Michigan has a number of wines made right here in the state. Following the above guide posted by Wine Enthusiast, below is a list of Michigan wines to pair with your Girl Scout Cookies. And where to buy them:
1. Fine mints + Zinfandel
Easily a favorite in the Girl Scouts collection, Thin Mints must be the perfect match. The Wine Enthusiast recommends a Zinfandel. Unfortunately, at least with a quick Google search, Michigan-made Zinfandels aren’t easy to find. A substitution of Cabernet Sauvignon should do the trick. The Roche Collection is locally made in Southwest Michigan and can be found online at therochecollection.com or at Meijer Michigan stores.
2. Tagalongs + Porto Tawny
A Port Tawny, if you’ve never eaten it, is described as having notes of caramel, crunchy peanut and apricot. If you can’t find Tawny Port made in Michigan, try St. Julian’s Reserve LH Reisling instead with flavors like tangerine and apricot as well as citrus aromas. You’ll need to order online or find a location closest to you here.
3. Clovers + off-dry Riesling
Paired with the classic shortbread biscuit, Trefoils, try an off-dry Riesling. The acidity of the wine must go very well with the flavor of the shortbread. But, you don’t want the sweetness to dominate the cookie. Then try the semi-dry Reisling from the Château Grand Traverse winery. You can buy online or find the semi-dry Reisling at your local Meijer.
4. Samoas + Sauternes
A French dessert wine, Sauternes often has flavors like honeysuckle, mango, butterscotch, and more. This would all go great with the caramel/coconut flavor of Samoa. Made in Michigan, try Leelanau Winery’s White Port. It should be a delicious pairing. It offers rich flavors of honey, caramel and hazelnut. Although you can find Leelanau wines in Meijer stores, you can also order directly from the winery here.
5. Do-Si-Dos + Prosecco
If you’re struggling to find a Michigan-made prosecco, champagne will always make a good substitute. Locally, Good Harbor Vineyards produces a sparkling wine called Blanc De Blanc with hints of apple and lemon zest which, along with the oatmeal peanut butter cookie, should be a delicious experience. Find Blanc De Blanc and all other Good Harbor wines here.
Now, like everything else, people have different opinions about wines. If you don’t like the recommendations, winemag.com reviews all of their recommendations for Girl Scout wine pairings here.
Or watch this quick video:
And, if you’re trying to find Girl Scout cookies locally, they have a locator on their website. Check it here.
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