Who needs milk! Pairing wine with Girl Scout cookies

“If you’re a human, you love Girl Scout cookies. It’s really that simple,” according to Club W. “Now’s the time of year when visions of Thin Mints and Tagalongs dance in our heads, so we did the only thing we could think of to make these perennial favorites even better. We paired them with wine. Scout’s honor: every single pairing straight-up rules.

Lemonades and Sauvignon Blanc
Tangy lemon, meet tangier lemon. The citrusy tartness of these shortbread cookies complements the fresh, bright notes characteristic of a good California Sauvignon Blanc — and 2015 Pacificana takes the game to a new level with a weighty, smooth palate that balances the crumbly, savory bread situation happening in Lemonades. It’s a match made in dessert heaven.

Trefoils and Grenache Blanc
Shortbread might be über-traditional, but Grenache Blanc sure ain’t. Bready with a touch of sweetness, these cookies need a wine with heft and depth to offset their savory density. Enter Grenache Blanc! A lesser-known white Rhône variety, Grenache Blanc uniquely juggles texture, body, minerality, and aromatics with refreshing brightness and complex notes of nutty vanilla. Give this duo a go with our 2014 Capuchon “Fifille” Grenache Blanc.

Samoas and Super Tuscan
Toasted coconut, chewy caramel, and dark chocolate? Yeah, we’ll take it. The Samoa’s got a lot going on, so for a pairing you need an aged wine with the complexity to stand up to those flavors — and a Super Tuscan with a few years under its belt will do the trick! Characteristics that come with aging such as notes of dried fruit, Tootsie Roll, and cocoa powder provide a palette that’s perfect to slap a few Samoas on. Try our 2012 La Forza Super Tuscan.

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