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ENTERTAINING: Wine And Cookies From Cookies & Corks

As much as we’re fans of casual entertaining—stop by after work for some wine, or at 4:30 p.m. for tea time—we love to plan special entertainments.

If the planning is effortless, so much the better.

That’s why we were so pleased to discover Cookies & Corks—a young business founded by two young moms who met via their kids’ activities.

Cookies & Corks is a new twist on wine pairing: dry wines with sweet foods. The company sells cookies and recommends which types of wines to pair with them.

Then, instead of popping the cork and serving a plate of cheese, you serve a plate of cookies.

These are not just any cookies, but sweet-and-savory cookies crafted specifically to pair with the wines. Your own recipe for chocolate peanut butter cookies, for example, would need to be tweaked a bit to work as well as the Cookies & Corks version does.


Open the box, pop the cork and enjoy.
Photo courtesy Cookies & Corks.


Here’s what’s in store for your get-together:

  • Red Wine Cookie Pairing: White Cheddar Rosemary, Shortbread and Espresso Chocolate Peanut Butter cookies.
  • Sparkling Wine Pairing: Parmesan Thyme, Sea Salt Chocolate Oatmeal and Zesty Lemon cookies.
  • White Wine Cookie Pairing: Apricot Sage, Ginger Molasses and Peanut Butter Chocolate cookies.
  • No need to decide: Get one box of each flavor.
    Each box offers two tasting opportunities. The simple approach is to get one bottle of wine per box of cookies. The more interesting approach is to get a bottle of each of the three wine options recommended:
  • The red wine group: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Shiraz/Syrah.
  • The sparkling wine group: Brut Champagne, Rosé Champagne, Demi-Sec Champagne and Prosecco.
  • The white wine group: Chardonnay, Gewürtztraminer, Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc.
    Each box contains 15 all-natural cookies—five each of three flavors. Wine pairing suggestions are included, and the wines are easy to find.
    If the concept of cookies and wine sounds quirky to you, there’s only one thing to do: Get a box of Cookies & Corks and see for yourself. Sophisticated and novice wine drinkers alike will have a fun time, enjoying the tasty cookies and marveling about how well the pairings work.

    You don’t need to throw a party: Cookies & Corks for a quiet movie evening is also a special event.

    And the next time you give a bottle of wine, including the matching box of Cookies & Corks will make it memorable.

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