Girl Scout Cookies and Wine Pairings From Auberge du Soleil
HotelChatter reported today that the genius that is Kris Margerum, the wine director at Auberge du Soleil hotel in Napa Valley, Calif., has elevated the country’s Girl Scout cookie addiction to elegant heights. He has suggested wine pairings for some of the most popular types of cookies — Trefoils-Old Fashioned Shortbread, Savannah Smiles, Do-Si-Dos Peanut Butter Cremes, Samoas, and Tagalongs. (We are dying to know what he would pair with Thin Mints, though.)
Margerum recommends pairing Trefoils with a 2007 Schramsberg Blanc de Noirs Sparkling Wine, Savannah Smiles with a 2010 Dr. Loosen Riesling-Kabinett, Samoas with a Graham’s 20-Year Tawny Port, and Tagalongs with Rare Wine Company’s "Imperial Old Reserve" Malmsey Madeira.
So those 24 boxes you bought can now be displayed with pride (rather than shame) when you tell friends and family that you’ll be pairing them with wines — though drinking wine and eating Girl Scout cookies at home alone seems like elevated The Bachelor snacking.
According to the hotel’s site, Margerum is also feeling the Neyers 2006 "Thieriot" Chardonnay from Sonoma and the Robert Craig 2006 Zinfandel from Napa Valley right now, if you feel like branching out into other cookie-and-wine-pairings. And if you figure out the best wines for Thin Mints, let us know.