‘Tis the Season!

I was out to lunch at a new favorite, Abbey Road Tavern in Cary, and wanted to go to a wine shop afterwards to see if I could find some good things to pair with sweets. I mapped out the closest shop and there was a small tasting room up the street.

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And what a ka-winky-dink, they were having a Girl Scout Cookie and wine pairing!! It’s definitely cookie time!

This time they were pairing up Shortbread, Caramel deLites and Thin Mints. I’m always excited when there are Thin Mints since it’s a tricky pairing.

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This one was good. A little Chardonnay-y for me but maybe a little colder and I would like it. Chardonnay is becoming tricky for me lately and my husband is liking it more and more. Odd how much our tastes change year to year!

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I like Tempranillo and I enjoyed this pairing. There was a bit of vanilla in the wine so it paired deLite-fully! Ha!

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Tricky tricky… I could have tasted a few more to test it out but interesting to say the least. I liked the wine and they were having a special so I bought a bottle. I also have some Thin Mints on hand so I will be testing this out again! And maybe again after that. I will have to have my father test it out when he visits in a few days!

Chatham Street Market is a great shop and tasting room. If you’re in the area, definitely check them out. They have a lovely selection, beautiful seating areas both inside and out, and an amazing staff!

 

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Wine & Girl Scout Cookies

How could I not attend this pairing?? We visited Doyle’s Vineyard in Durham, NC for their 3rd Annual Girl Scout Cookie and Wine Tasting to benefit a local troop. They paired RagApple Lassie Vineyards with four different cookies. These are some flavorful and unique wines and paired delightfully with the cookies.

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Pairings:

Peanut Butter Patties with RagApple Vineyards Rockford Red

S’mores with RagApple Vineyards Kaleidoscope Red

Caramel Delights with RagApple Vineyards First Blush

Shortbread with RagApple Vineyards Kaleidoscope Gold

 

Find a booth sale near you by typing your zip code into the Cookie Locator through the links below. Your location will determine which one of the two bakeries your local council uses so if you aren’t in a Little Brownie Baker area, the website will show you who to contact to find cookies.

North Carolina Coastal Pines Cookie Locator

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Chicken and Thin Mints

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We tried this with Piri-Piri Chicken which is a dish with a wilted greens, onion and tomato paste, a blackened type chicken and mashed plantains. For dessert – Thin Mints. A great dimensional sip for dinner, dessert and everything in between. What a fun wine for under $15!

For the coinniseurs, Wine Enthusiast ranked this as a 90 pointer saying
“The personality of Pinot Noir really comes through in this charming, medium-bodied, lighter-colored, aromatic offering from Coppola. It has the blend of nuances that remind us of cherry, herb and walking through a pine forest, and offers a tangy texture and fresh finish that lingers.”