Are you a Girl Scout cookie lover? When Wine lover? Well, this may be useful.
Recently, on social media, a meme showing the perfect combination of a particular Girl Scout cookie and wine has made a round.
But what if you want to keep it local? Thankfully, Michigan makes a lot of wine here. Following the guide above published by wine lovers, here is a list of Michigan wines to combine with Girl Scout cookies. And where to buy them:
1. Shinmint + Zinfandel
Shinmint, one of the favorites of the Girl Scouts collection, needs to be paired perfectly. Wine lovers recommend Zinfandel. Unfortunately, it’s not easy to get a Michigan Zinfandel, at least if you do a quick Google search. A substitute for Cabernet Sauvignon should work. The Roche Collection is locally made in southwestern Michigan and can be found online at therochecollection.com or at Meyer’s location throughout Michigan.
2. Tagalon + Tawny Port
Tawny Port is described as having caramel, peanut brittle, and apricot notes if you have never eaten it. If you can’t find a Michigan tawny port, try the St. Julian’s Reserve LH Leissling, which features flavors such as tangerine and apricot and a citrus aroma instead. You need to order online or find the nearest location here.
3. Trefoil + Off Dry Riesling
Try off-dry Riesling in combination with the classic shortbread cookie trefoil. The acidity of the wine should go very well with the flavor of shortbread. But you don’t want sweetness to overwhelm cookies. So, try the Semi-Dry Reisling from the Château Grand Traverse Winery. You can shop online or find a semi-dry Reisling at your local Meyer.
4. Samoa + Sauternes
Sauternes, a French dessert wine, often has flavors such as honeysuckle, mango and butterscotch. All of these go well with Samoa’s caramel / coconut flavors. Try Leela No Winery’s Whiteport, made in Michigan. It should be a delicious pairing. It boasts rich honey, caramel and hazelnut flavors. You can find Lelaneau wines at Meyer stores, but you can also order directly from the wineries here.
5. Do-Si-Dos + Prosecco
If you’re having a hard time finding a Michigan Prosecco, champagne is always a good alternative. Locally, Good Harbor Vineyards uses apple and lemon zest notes to make a sparkling wine called Brande Blanc. This should be a fun experience, along with oatmeal and peanut butter cookies. Find Blanc de Blanc and all other Good Harbor wines here.
Now, like everything else, people have different opinions about wine. If you don’t like the recommendations, winemag.com will review all the recommendations for Girl Scout wine pairing here.
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Also, if you’re trying to find Girl Scout cookies locally, there’s a location finder on your website. Check it out here.
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