Try Pairing Wine with Your Favorite Cookies

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Bradley Sanchez Houseton
CEO, The Houseton Group

Pairing Wine Isn’t Just for Cheese, Meats, and Fish Anymore!

The thought of pairing wine with cookies is not such a new idea, but it is still a decadent novelty because you just don’t see the pairings offered at dinners or parties very often.

Following are some interesting wine and cookie pairings for you to try at upcoming dinner and holiday parties. Yes, the holidays. If Walmart and Costco can have holiday displays up this early in the year, then I will follow suit and get everyone thinking about holiday plans.

  • Pairing Wine with Chocolate Cookies or Brownies
    • Banyuls (bah-NYUHLS): A sweet but not syrupy Southern French dessert wine with espresso, plums, and mocha.
    • Madeira (muh-DEER-uh): Sweet wine with caramel, almonds, & hazelnuts.
    • Vin Santo (VEEN SAHN-toh): An amber wine with toffee, tangy flavors, and nuts.
  • Pairing Wine with Chocolate Chip Cookies
    • Cabernet Sauvignon (ka-behr-NAY soh-vihn-YOHN): A rich red wine with red fruit mixed with spice.
    • Vin Santo (VEEN SAHN-toh): An amber wine with toffee, tangy flavors, and nuts.
    • Tawny Port (TAWH-NEE port): A sweet wine with baking spice, almond, & caramel.
  • Pairing Wine with Gingerbread Cookies
    • Reisling (REEZ-ling): A sweet wine with peach & orange blossom.
    • Sauternes (soh-TEHRN): A sweet, creamy wine with honey, vanilla, & fruit.
    • Muscat (MUHS-kat): A sweet wine with spice, honey, and fruit cocktail.
  • Pairing Wine with Oatmeal Cookies
    • Cabernet Sauvignon (ka-behr-NAY soh-vihn-YOHN): A rich red wine with red fruit mixed with spice.
    • Madeira (muh-DEER-uh): Sweet wine with caramel, almonds, & hazelnuts.
    • Sparkling Wine: A crisp, sparkling blush (pink) wine with flavors of red berries.
  • Pairing Wine with Peanut Butter Cookies
    • Tawny Port (TAWH-NEE port): A sweet wine with baking spice, almond, & caramel.
    • Madeira (muh-DEER-uh): Sweet wine with caramel, almonds, & hazelnuts.
    • Banyuls (bah-NYUHLS): A semi sweet, red dessert wine with aromas of plums, orange peel, and dried cherries.

Try some of these to see which pairings you like best. Enjoy!

Source:  http://www.hellovino.com 

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Bradley Sanchez Houseton is a guest blogger making regular
contributions to the WOW! Cookies! blog space.

You can find more from Bradley at The Houseton Group.