With the holidays right upon us it usually entails family gatherings and an endless amount of festivities! This tasting will be themed to finding the perfect wines everyone will enjoy that won’t break your budget! Not only that, but we will be doing some rather unconventional food and wine pairings. Most people, when they think of pairing wine with food, it’s usually wine with the main course; pasta, steak, seafood, etc. But did you know you can actually pair your desserts with wine as well? And more specifically cookies with wine? When pairing cookies and wine there is a general rule you want to follow: you want a wine that matches the weight and complexity of your cookies, and enough acidity to balance the sugar. And what’s better than cookies right out of the oven and a bottle of wine?
Cookie & Wine Pairings:
- Simple cookies such as sugar, shortbread, and snickerdoodle pair well with light, sparkling wines such as Prosecco or a Sauvignon Blanc.
- Jammy cookies or cookies with fruit preserves like Thumbprint cookies and Linzer cookies go well with Moscato D’Asti.
- Nutty cookies like walnut snowballs and peanut butter cookies pair perfectly with Madeira, particularly the Malmsey variety because the wine is sweet and strong with nutty flavors. Peanut butter cookies can also pair superbly with Ports.
- Gingerbread cookies because of their spice, pair well with Rieslings because the sweetness of the Riesling matches nicely with the spiciness.
What to Expect:
This event is aimed to host a select gathering of like-minded wine and food lovers who are eager to share wine, stories, laughter, and friendship. We welcome you whether you are an entry-level wine drinker or a well-traveled wine connoisseur. The wines we will sample are carefully hand selected by our premier wine buying team. Please, consider joining us in the midst of a busy week to unwind and take a break from the routines of your normal day to sample some amazing wines while listening to an incredibly well-informed speaker about regions and varietals you may not yet have visited or tasted.