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How about wine and Girl Scout Cookies?

Girl Scout cookies always remind me of walking up and down my neighbor’s driveways with a wagon.  There are many things that transfer well from childhood to adulthood. In case this is something you’d like to try, I have compiled some recommendations for pairing wine with girl scout cookies.


Trefoil: Trefoils (Shortbread): Traditional shortbread cookies.

Wine Club Reviews Recommends: Light and refreshing, a Trefoil shortbread should be paired with Pinot Noir or even Sparkling wine if the mood is right.

Wine Spectator Suggests: 2007 Schramsberg Blanc de Noirs Sparkling Wine. The creamy richness of the shortbread is balanced by the fresh lively notes of the Sparkling Wine.

Foodie Blog: Pair with Veramonte Sauvignon Blanc. Beautiful aromas of peach, grapefruit and honeysuckle. In the mouth, a hint of melon with more citrus and a nice smooth honey feeling.

Virginia Version: Trump Winery Blanc de Noir or Sparkling Rose

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16 Date Ideas Involving Wine

If you’re in a budding relationship or just trying to keep the romance alive, wine is the perfect tool to woo both men and women. (especially women, let’s be honest) With Valentine’s Day coming up, I’ve compiled a list of ideas of how to incorporate wine in dates in both go-to and nontraditional ways.

Screen Shot 2014-02-06 at 11.25.12 AM1.Visit a Winery (for a tasting, for a tour, for dinner, for lunch, for a picnic) – check out the VA wine map to find one close to you.

2.Visit more than one –  take a wine trail tour, drive yourself or hop on a bus. This is a great way to spend a day and visit a bunch of wineries.

3. Paris Night In – Go to your favorite grocery store get a baguette, some nice cheese, and wine (from the Virginia section!) so you can be Parisian for a night.

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