The Best Wine and Cookie Duos
Close your eyes and imagine your perfect meal. Whether that’s a perfectly cooked steak with a fully loaded baked potato; a cut of river-caught fish doused with citrus sauce on top of some rice; or a large serving of your mother’s homemade meat lasagna, you already appreciate how much pleasure and delight food can produce. But what comes after you finish that plate? For almost everyone, it’s a special dessert. Dessert can bring a meal full circle. And when it comes to dessert there is nothing better than a delicious cookie. It doesn’t matter whether your favorite is the classic chocolate chip, peanut butter cookie, sugar cookie, or something more complicated, a cookie can always hit the spot.
While cookies will satisfy your craving for sweets, another culinary pleasure many adults appreciate is a glass of wine. Any wine fan will tell you that it’s hard to beat a crisp glassful of sauvignon blanc, a light, hearty pinot noir, or a glass of bubbly champagne. There are numerous different kinds of win and each can improve any situation, whether you’re savoring a glass after getting home from working all day, having a wine night with friends, or matching a wine with a new recipe in the kitchen.
So why not double your pleasure? Dessert lovers have formulated a way to make cookies even more wondrous — matching them with wine. Partnering cookies with wine highlights the taste of both food and beverage, raising the satisfaction of those consuming them. The accompanying infographic, Cookie and Wine Pairing Guide, details further about some specific pairings.