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Wine Wednesday: Girl Scout Cookie Wine Pairings

It’s that time of the year where you can’t walk into a grocery store or Target without running into cute little girls pedaling those addictive boxes of Girl Scout Cookies. You might usually pour a big tall glass of milk to dunk those cookies in. I even like the Trefoils with a nice cup of tea. But the grown-up way to enjoy them is with these Girl Scout Cookie Wine Pairings:

Girl Scout Cookie Wine PairingsThin Mints

Ah, Thin Mints. I think those are just about everyone’s favorite. What’s not to love? Dark chocolate enveloping a mint flavored cookie. The great news is that wine and chocolate is a kick-ass pairing! Because of the mocha flavors and complex layers of spice in Syrah, it was made for pairing with dark chocolate.

Try 2009 Fable BOBBEJAAN Syrah $48 per bottle.

Samoas

Sweet and little bit salty, samoas are so addictive with the gooey caramel, toasted coconut, and of course chocolate. The slightly carbonated and lightly sweet Lambrusco compliments the rich Samoa very nicely. With earthy notes and flavors of red and black fruits, the mix of sweet and bubbly brings out the salinity of the Samoas.

Most Lambruscos cost less than $20. The best come from the Emilia Romagna region of Italy.

Trefoils

Not everyone’s favorite, but I love the buttery shortbread Trefoils. And a serving size is five cookies compared to just two Samoas for about the same amount of calories. Just saying… Sparkling wines and champagne cuts through the rich buttery flavor of the cookie. True champagnes can be expensive, but a fizzy Italian Prosecco is a match made in heaven with the Trefoil.

Try Ca’ Salina Rivete Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Brut $12 per bottle.

Tagalongs

Tagalongs, or Peanut Butter Patties, are the Girl Scouts’ version of the Reese Peanut Butter Cup. Like Samoas, they are a sweet and salty flavor combination. But is there a wine with a taste complexity that can handle peanut butter? A port from Portugal is the perfect pairing with peanut butter. Say that five times fast!

Try a 10-year old Tawny Port from Portugal’s Duoro Valley. You’ll find them for around $20 per bottle.

Jennifer Dombrowski

Jennifer Dombrowski is a location independent globe trotter who is based in Prata di Pordenone, Italy. She works as a social media and communications strategist and is an award-winning travel writer. She is also a travel correspondent on Traveling on the American Forces Radio Network. Jdomb's Travels was named one of the top travel blogs to watch by the Huffington Post and has been featured by top publications such as CNN, Buzzfeed , and The Telegraph. Her iPhoneograpy has also been featured on publications such as USA Today and Travel + Leisure. Google+

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  1. Marlene

    Sounds yummy. Going out to get my Girl Scout cookies. A treat for me and a helping hand for the girl scouts

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    Jennifer Dombrowski Reply:

    Girl Scout cookies are yummy! I wish they sold them all year long.

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  2. Maria

    Interesting combo – I’m gonna give this one a try!

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    Jennifer Dombrowski Reply:

    Let us know what you think Maria!

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  3. Jennie

    definitely saving this!! nothing beats girl scout cookies and wine!!

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    Jennifer Dombrowski Reply:

    Jennie, I think we can pair wine with just about anything! ;-)

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  4. Jess

    Thank you! Now the next time I eat an entire box of girl scout cookies, as long as I have the right wine, I can feel like it’s it’s a deliberate fancy indulgence rather then just my inability to resist samoas.

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    Jennifer Dombrowski Reply:

    LOL Jess! It is so hard not to eat the entire box. I’ll admit that our box of Samoas didn’t last long after our photo session.

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  5. Heather

    I knew I was missing something tonight with my wine – cookies! I haven’t seen any for sale yet but will be keeping my eyes peeled!

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    Jennifer Dombrowski Reply:

    Perfect timing for you to be in the US, Heather! I had to order my Girl Scout Cookies online from a wonderful mom and blogger willing to ship to me in Italy.

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  6. Beth

    Ugh, I totally forgot Girl Scout cookie season is almost here! Oh how I miss some of those cookies. Once I’m back in the US, I’ll have to give some of these pairings a try– especially that Samoa + Lambrusco one!

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    Jennifer Dombrowski Reply:

    You’ll have to let us know how you like the pairing Beth!

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  7. Katherine Belarmino

    I find thin mints also go well with a nice dark ale (since that’s what’s happening right at this very moment). :)

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    Jennifer Dombrowski Reply:

    Sounds like another fabulous grown-up way to enjoy your cookies Katherine!

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  8. Devlin @ Marginal Boundaries

    I need some thin mints shipped to me post haste!

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    Jennifer Dombrowski Reply:

    I bet you can find a competitive Girl Scout mom willing to ship to you Devlin! We did!

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  9. Gina

    Oh my gosh, I so love your fun wine pairings! This is awesome. Samoas are my absolute favorites – now I’ll have to try your recommended pairing with it!

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    Jennifer Dombrowski Reply:

    Thanks Gina! Let us know how you like the pairings!

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  10. Abby

    Love this

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