Girl Scout Cookies are the pinnacle of happiness. Give me a sleeve of Thin Mints or a tray of Caramel deLites, and I’m happy as a clam.
But the people behind the Vivino wine app have found a way to take our Girl Scout Cookie love even higher: by pairing the cookies with the right wines.
The Los Angeles Times reported the pairings formulated by Vivino partner Tracy Byrnes and Jessica Norris, wine director at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse in New York City. We humbly share them with you on our way to the wine shop.
Thin Mints and Brunello
The reigning champ of all Girl Scout Cookies goes best with Brunello, a wine made with Sangiovese grapes. Vivino says the wine has “enough gumption to cut the chocolate.” Works for us.
Caramel deLites and Rioja
A fruity Rioja complements the coconut, caramel and chocolate in Caramel deLites.
Peanut Butter Patties and Amarone
Peanut Butter Patties, the Times says, require a big wine like an Amarone, which is a rich, dry wine from the Veneto region of Italy.
Shortbread and riesling
Keep it simple with a dry German riesling when eating the dry Shortbreads.
Peanut Butter Sandwiches and zinfandel
The Times says this combo tastes like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. We’ll bite.
Cranberry Citrus Crisps and pinot noir
The powerful pinot is kept in check by the citrus flavors in this relatively new cookie.
Lemonades and Roero Arneis
Pair the refreshing Lemonades with a refreshing white Italian wine.
Thanks-a-Lots and Bandol Rouge
Try this spicy wine from the Provence region of France with the fudgy Thanks-a-Lots.
Trios and syrah
Trios — peanut butter, oatmeal and chocolate chip cookies — are the Girl Scouts’ gluten-free option. Syrah (or shiraz) is full-bodied enough to handle all of that flavor.