In the case of pairing wine with soufflés and crème brûlées, it’s good to know that there is no rule that says you have to do so. If you’re over the age of 21, then you have the right to set the rules for what you can and can’t drink. Donuts and wine pairings sound like the perfect happy hour to us here at Liquor Mates.

The basic rule of thumb when it comes to pairing wine with sweet treats is to pick a wine that is as sweet or slightly sweeter than the dessert, otherwise, the whole combination will end up tasting bitter, which is not what you want.

What is the best way to determine the level of sweetness in a wine? In accordance with the name, dessert wines tend to go well with desserts, as the name implies. And even better, a bottle of dessert wine can be sent to your door thanks to Liquor Mates.

“Off-dry” or “demi-sec” on a wine label refers to a wine that has a semi-sweet taste. It is possible to see this term on sparkling wine bottles, as well as white wines such as Riesling.

The good news is if you prefer a dry wine style, you’ll find that the fruit notes in wine can make up for a lack of sweetness.

Liquor Mates’s Favorite Wine & Donut Pairings

Plain Donuts

There is nothing plain about plain ol’ donuts, as you are probably well aware. These delicious bites are not only light and fluffy, but they also pair well with a lightly oaked Chardonnay delivered by Liquor Mates – and not just because both of them have been criticized for being a little boring. Taking into consideration the richness in the Chardonnay, as well as the notes of tropical fruits in the donuts, this pairing is a perfect match for the richness of the Chardonnay and the richness of the donuts.

Chocolate Donuts

Chocolate donuts – whether glazed or topped with sprinkles – pair well with a rich red wine like Malbec. Liquor Mates offers wonderful bottles of Malbec from the best wine-grape-growing regions like Mendoza, Argentina.

The main fruit flavors of Argentinian Malbec are blackberry, plum, and black cherry. Though not considered a sweet wine by any stretch of the imagination, Malbec is high on the red wine sweetness chart. This full-bodied red is often produced in warm climates, using highly ripe grapes. Malbec boasts fruity flavors, such as plum, blackberry, and vanilla.

Strawberry Frosted 

Due to its fruity notes of strawberry, these delightfully pink donuts pair well with off-dry rosé wine. You can find these delightfully pink wines at Liquor Mates. There is also the option to go with a Moscato wine, which is a sweet white wine with notes of honeysuckle and pear.


If you like jelly-filled donuts, you’ll want to pair them with a fruity red wine with notes of jammy berry flavor, because the sweet and berry flavors are the perfect match. A nice choice would be a Zinfandel offered by Liquor Mates or you could go with an off-dry rosé if you prefer. 

Liquor Mates Delivers Wine For Any Occasion

You don’t need to worry about what kind of celebration you are having; whether it is a spontaneous movie night or a last-minute party, you’re sure to have a good time when you have a bottle of wine delivered by Liquor Mates. With some fine wine delivered by Liquor Mates, you are sure to have a good time no matter what the occasion is. If you are planning a small get-together for ten people or a big party for 500 people, our online store will help you select refreshments and have them delivered to your door as fast as possible so your guests can sip with satisfaction, or if you are munching on donuts by yourself, you can keep the party going.

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