Have you ever looked at your wine glass, swirling the nectar around in the bowl and thought…”I wonder what this would taste like with cookies?” Well some local wineries are offering gourmet cookie pairings with their delectable wines! Not only are our local wineries taking part in this new trend, but people at home are pairing them with Girl Scout Cookies from their local troops! With all those boxes of cookies, wine looks a lot better than milk to swish them down! Check out these winery events, a video on how to pair your own cookies and wine and some of our suggestions on pairings with the delicious cookies of the Central Coast and Paso Robles wines!
Cookie and Wine Pairing Events:
Shale Oak Winery
Everyday at SHALE OAK Winery you can find the original cookie pairing flight where you are greeted with a gourmet selection paired with their award winning and sustainable wines! In addition to the pairing you can enjoy the majestic outdoor environment on their garden patio and enjoy live music coming up :
September 13th from 1 – 4 pm.
Sample Pairing Menu:
Lemon Lace Blondie Cookie powdered with Curry Powder – Albarino
Stilton Cheese Apricot Cookie with Ginger, Brown Sugar and Vanilla – Sui
Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookie dusted with Chipolte and Cinnamon – Zinfandel
Oatmeal Pecan Rosemary Parmesan Cookie with Dried Fig – Cabernet Sauvignon
Orange Poppy-seed Cardamon Cookie rolled in Roasted Pepitas – Petite Sirah
Lavender Shortbread Cookie with pink and black Peppercorns with a pinch of Vanilla and Cinnamon – KU
Directions & Information: geo.to/ShaleOakWinery
Every Friday – Sunday at HARMONY CELLARS you can enjoy a cookie flight to your wine tasting that will keep your palate light and savory. No reservations are required and they are only $5 per pairing! Starting September 5th and continuing all month. Harmony has both reds, whites, dessert wines and limited productions. Located on the coast and close to highway 46W it has a beautiful view and fresh ocean air!
Directions & Info: geo.to/harmonycellars
Local Cookies with Local Wines
We are huge fans of the local cookie factory ‘Brown Butter Cookie Company’ and have some fabulous Paso Robles wines to go with these gourmet delights! Go by downtown Paso Robles or in Cayucos and try some of their samples, then pick up the following list and have your very own cookie pairing party with some of the best wine in the world!
Directions and Information: www.BrownButterCookies.com
1. Cocoa Cookie – Halter Ranch 2011 Zinfandel
2. Coconut Lime Cookie – Sculpterra 2013 Viognier
3. Citrus Cookie – Rangeland 2013 Flora Rose’
4. Almond Cookie – Lone Madrone 2012 Chenin Blanc
5. Bourbon Cookie – Arroyo Robles Grand Cuvee Sparkling Wine
Pairing WINE with GIRL SCOUT COOKIES
Girl Scout cookies are always a great way to have a girls night party, crush up and use in a dessert, or pair with wine of course! Here is a funny video on how one lady decided to pair her wines with the treasures in a box!