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Wine Pairings for Girl Scout Cookies: Samoas & Port?

You know you're probably going to down a few boxes this cookie season, so let our double expert - a restaurant publicist and scout troop leader - match your favorite type with a compatible vino.

Back by popular demand we reprise our Girl Scout cookie-and-wine pairings from Patch contributor Elizabeth Borsting, who knows her way around fine dining.

She's a publicist for restaurants, destinations and national hotel chains and, not coincidentally, a volunteer Girl Scout leader of her local troop, who starts each cookie season with a trunk easily loaded with 50 boxes of cookies. A volunteer pusher, of sorts.

To help unload the last boxes a few years ago, Borsting came up with the cookie-compatible wine list. Click here for the pairings list. You would not want to drink a fine cabernet with, say, Trefoils, now would you?

And since there's an app for everything, there's also a Girl Scout cookie locator, and details on how to find your local source.

Ern Batavia February 03, 2013 at 07:15 PM
Too bad about that pesky Planned Parenthood tie....
Fran Anderson February 03, 2013 at 08:50 PM
Cookies and wine? Yuuucck! Milk's the ONLY way. If you want to drink wine, you don't need an excuse. Don't involve the Girl Scouts. Buy cookies @ Lucky's beg. Feb. 8th. And, Planned Parenthood needs all our support.
Cynthia72 February 03, 2013 at 11:46 PM
That is horrible to have CHILDREN involved with "pairing" up cookies for Girl Scouts with ALCHOHOL!!!!
randy February 04, 2013 at 01:34 AM
What next. To involve Girl Scout Cookies and associate it with wine pairing is patheic. Are we going to be singing "ANIMAL CRACKERS IN MY BEER" next. This article should be pulled.
randy February 04, 2013 at 01:36 AM
Just saw this at the top of the article (and it was written at 4:00 AM????) "You know you're probably going to down a few boxes this cookie season, so let our double expert - a restaurant publicist and scout troop leader - match your favorite type with a compatible vino. " A SCOUT LEADER. she shouldn't be a scout leader in my opinion. BWDIK
TheRealBigCouchPotato February 04, 2013 at 02:20 AM
I don't agree about pulling this article. I actually like your idea about putting Animal Crackers in my beer. I'm going to suggest this recipe to my Weight Watchers Leader.
Gina Tenorio (Editor) February 04, 2013 at 02:56 AM
The 4 a.m. time stamp is when the article was posted to the site, not when it was written.
William Chivo February 04, 2013 at 03:25 AM
I eat cookies and I drink wine. How is this inappropriate? That the brand of cookie has the word "girl" in it? You're only as big as what bugs you.
randy February 04, 2013 at 03:52 AM
Will tell you this. After this article and see it was written by a girls scout leader, I will no buy or support the girl scouts period. In face, I think I will send this article to NATIONAL GIRL SCOUTS
Cathy P. February 04, 2013 at 04:36 AM
Don't know what everyone is so upset about, jeez, seems much ado about nothing. And btw, if you haven't tried dark chocolate and red wine you are REALLY missing something.
Michelle Kye February 04, 2013 at 05:40 PM
Are you kidding me...wine and Girl Scout cookies.
Charles Ferrell February 04, 2013 at 06:37 PM
Wasn't it the Girl Scouts that suggested, in an official pamphlet, that Girl Scouts consult Media Matters for information about issues of the day? Sounds like some Girl Scout executives are tasting the wine, with or without the cookies. Are the wine and cookies for the Girl Scouts themselves or for their customers? Of course the Girl Scouts we see selling cookies are the ones whose mothers did not consult with Planned Parenthood when they were pregnant.
Steve Mehlman February 04, 2013 at 06:43 PM
Nothing "pesky" about being linked to an outstanding women's organization like Planned Parenthood. Rather be tied to them than to the LA Diocese.
LG Joe February 04, 2013 at 07:31 PM
This is not the first time someone suggested, “wine pairing with Girl Scout cookies.” Kris Margerum, Wine Director at Napa Valley’s inn and Michelin-starred restaurant Auberge du Soleil, introduced the idea a year ago. The difference here is that Kris Margerum is a wine expert and is not a Girl Scout leader. She's quoted "Even the simplest sweets can be paired with a fine wine. I love pairing confections with exquisite vintages. They shape the flavor and take the simple experience of enjoying a cookie to an entirely new level of enjoyment." The Girl Scouts of America does not have any mention of wine or wine pairing on their entire website. Therefore, this is not cause to be upset with the GSA, but rather question the wisdom of a random Girl Scout leader and oenophile on integrating this concept around her daughter’s cookie sales efforts.

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