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How Do I Choose the Best Professional Cleaning Service

Keeping your home clean can be an exhausting task, especially if you have to squeeze it in between the chaos and work and keeping your family in line. And if your life feels like it’s nothing but cleaning and tedious chores, perhaps it’s…

How to Keep Your Pool Clean Without Using Chemicals

The weather is getting hotter and hotter, and if you haven’t done it already, you are probably getting ready to open your pool and start the swimming season. Having a pool in your backyard is wonderful, but it requires quite some effort before you…

8 Ways to Make Food Shopping as a Parent More Bearable

No one is denying children aren’t the gift that keep on giving. But, as a parent, there are just some tasks in day to day adult life that shouldn’t be accompanied by kids. Namely the weekly food shop. Opening yourself up to a world of whining, potential tantrums and…

Wineducation: Girl Scout Cookies and Wine

If you are the one bringing home the literal bread in your household then you have seen them, the bright eyed, loom band wearing, merit badge earning Girl Scouts and Brownies outside your supermarket doors selling those cookies.  Those cookies, the ones that can’t help but bring back my memories of selling those rectangular boxes while wearing knee high socks and a brown smock, offering my best seven year old sales pitch to unsuspecting supermarket customers, and as you know those cookies are hard to pass up. 

Although, now that I have ditched the knee high socks for Ugg boots, I prefer to pair those cookies with a glass of wine rather than a glass of milk, and luckily for me someone has already tackled the challenge of pairing different Girl Scout cookies with the perfect wine.

 

An article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, by Gretchen McKay and Nicole Martin, titled Pairing Girl Scout Cookies with Adult Beverages, answers the fun question of which Girl Scout cookie pair’s best with which variety of wine.

 

These are the characteristics the article suggested you want in your wine to best compliment your choice of Girl Scout cookie, I also added my budget friendly wine choices to help get this cookie and wine party started:

 

Thin Mints: The article suggests a spicier red wine to compliment the dark chocolate and strong mint flavors.           

 

Tagalongs: The article suggests...for the rest of the pairing suggestions, please visit my blog at: A Middle-Class Mama's Wine Review

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Comment by Marcia Fowler on March 4, 2014 at 12:17pm

Thanks for sharing! Our GS cookies have already been bought and eaten. But there are always re-orders...

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