Milk and Cookies Are For Kids

February 7, 2011 No comments » [ssba]

Elizabeth Liemandt

A friend of mine recently updated his Facebook status to: Adorable 8-year old looking to unload a few boxes of Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Patties, Caramel DeLites, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Thanks-A-Lot, Shout Outs! Lemonades and Shortbreads. Interested?

Ingenious really, considering he had hundreds of friends. And while our mutual friends debated which cookie was best, my thoughts went in a completely different direction. (I work at a winery, so I think you know where this is going.)

Milk and cookies are for kids. At Ponte, we eat our cookies with wine. So without further ado, here are our wine pairing recommendations.

These shortbread cookies are dipped in fudge and topped with an embossed “Thank You” in one of five languages. Pair with our NV Moscato and not only do you have a delicious snack, but a chance to learn new languages (sort of).

Shout Outs!
The sweetness of our NV Sherry compliments these light and crisp Belgian-style caramelized cookies.

Savory slices of shortbread with a refreshingly tangy lemon icing are perfect with our 2009 Isabel.

Many people enjoy this cookie with a cup of tea, but we recommend pairing the butter flavor of this traditional favorite with our 2009 Juliet.

Peanut Butter Patties (aka Tagalongs)
Chocolate, Peanut Butter and our 2008 Nebbiolo…need we say more?

Carmel deLites (aka Samoas)
These delicate vanilla cookies are drenched in caramel, sprinkled with toasted coconut and laced with coca stripes and pair perfectly with our NV Late Harvest.

Peanut Butter Sandwich
We nibbled on these peanut butter goodies while sipping a glass of 2009 Rose Spumante.

Thin Mints
By far the most popular cookie of the Girl Scout line-up, Thin Mints are best served cold alongside our 2007 Zinfandel Port.

So give our pairings a try, or recommend your own. Girl Scout Cookies and wine…either way, you can’t go wrong!

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