A few weeks ago, before the Coronavirus scourge, we at Prime Women, thought it would be fun to do a Girl Scout cookie and wine pairing video. Many of us were Girl Scouts, troop leaders, and mothers and fathers of Girl Scouts. And if we were none of those, we probably bought Girl Scout cookies.
Little did we know that today with sheltering in place, and no place to go to have a glass of wine, that the wine industry would be in such a world of hurt. And being a nonprofit, and unable to fundraise as usual, the Girl Scouts would also be negatively affected.
So when asked how we can help from our homes, we decided that instead of just putting out a cute video, we would do our part by encouraging our readers to buy Girl Scout cookies online and pair them with great wines that we can order right here (below). That way we stay safe, help a nonprofit and the wine industry (both which employ thousands of people) and enjoy some of our favorite cookies and wines.
If you don’t remember or never knew, the Girl Scouts has 112 local councils throughout the U.S supporting programs for over 3.7 million girls. Girl Scout troop activities and curriculum are paid for by cookie sales. The other non-cookie fundraising, which is also significant, goes for Girl Scout program outreach to underserved communities where girls want the scouting experience but do not have the funds.
Boisset Wines is a 50+-year-old family-owned collection of historic and unique wineries in Napa Valley and Russian River Valley in California. The head of this family is Jean-Charles Boisset, a charming French-born entrepreneur whose parents started making wine in France where the family still owns and runs wineries. Jean-Charles and his sister would later come to the U.S. to start their wine business here.
So will you join me and my Prime Women friends in supporting the Girl Scouts and Boisset wines? And have your own virtual Girl Scout and Boisset wine tasting party!
Vibrant aromas of raspberry and red currant evolve into aromatic and jammy notes. This wine is tender in the mouth with crisp flavors.
Samoas: Crisp cookies coated in caramel, sprinkled with toasted coconut & striped with a dark chocolaty coating.
Well-balanced flavors of tropical pineapple, mango lychee and a touch of key lime pie.
Lemon-ups: Crispy lemon cookies baked with inspiriting messages to lift your spirits
Fruit forward with aromas of honeydew melon, toasted hazelnut and crème brulée. Flavors of vanilla crème, toasty oak, baking spices and a creamy, rounded mouthfeel.
Trefoils: Traditional shortbread cookies with the Girl Scout insignia.
Seductive aromas of blackberries, anise & baking spices. On the palate flavors of dark plum, baked strawberries & rich dark chocolate.
Thin Mints: Crisp wafers covered in chocolaty coating and made with natural oil of peppermint.
Fresh flavors of raspberry and cherry notes are complemented by nuances of toasted oak.
S’mores: Graham cookie double dipped in yummy crème icing and finished with a scrumptious chocolaty coating.
Tagalongs: A layer of peanut butter with a rich chocolaty coating.