Take a moment and imagine your favorite meal. Whether that’s a medium-rare steak with a fully loaded baked potato and baked asparagus; a cut of river-caught salmon with lemon sauce on a bed of rice; or a full slice of your mother’s meat lasagna, you already understand how much pleasure and joy food can bring. But what happens after that delicious feast? For almost everyone, it’s a magnificent dessert. Whether it’s a wedge of homemade apple pie ala mode, a sweet chocolate brownie, or a helping of ripe fruit and cheese, dessert closes out a meal and leaves you with a smile. And when it comes to dessert, the classic is a delicious cookie.
Whether you prefer the gooey decadence of a fresh-baked chocolate chip cookie, the smooth flavor of a peanut butter variation, or the uncomplicated but pleasing flavor of a sugar cookie, a cookie can always hit the spot.
While cookies hit the spot for dessert fans, another self-indulgent pleasure many adults enjoy is that of a glass of wine. Any wine enthusiast will inform you that it’s tough to beat a cold, crisp glassful of sauvignon blanc, a warm, hearty pinot noir, or a bubbly flute of champagne. There are countless varieties of wines that can enhance any event, whether you’re savoring a glass after getting home from work, sharing a bottle with friends, or matching a wine with a recipe.
So why not increase your enjoyment? Dessert fanatics have discovered a method to make cookies even more amazing — pairing them with wine. Partnering cookies with wine intensifies the taste of both food and beverage, raising the pleasure of both.
Few things can give you more happiness than enjoying a beloved treat—it not only tastes excellent; it can heighten your mood and your overall viewpoint! Even if you’re watching your consumption or on a healthier diet, spoiling yourself with a special reward makes it more manageable when sticking to nutritious choices the remainder of the time.
Life is short! Treating yourself to a yummy dessert and glass of wine just feels great and is one of the grand pleasures of life. The accompanying infographic, Cookie and Wine Pairing Guide, details further about some specific pairings.