Mmmmmmm… donuts. They’re not just for breakfast anymore!


Donuts vs. Doughnuts

Interesting Fact: It is primarily donuts in the USA (thanks to Dunkin’ Donuts) and almost always doughnuts everywhere else in the English speaking world


No matter how you spell the word, donuts are becoming very popular, particularly artisan style donuts. Nowadays we’re not just seeing Those Little Donuts at the exhibition grounds, popular coffee stops like Dunkin’ Donuts, Robin’s Donuts or Tim Horton’s (with the popular “Timbits”). There are all sorts of specialty shops opening up that offer unique flavours and toppings that look as pretty as they taste delicious.


Make these trendy treats more interesting by pairing them with your favourite wine! Not sure which wine or donut suits you best? That’s okay, our friends at Shari’s Berries have put it all together for you based on your personality.

  • Are you straightforward, resourceful and outspoken? Then a classic Old Fashioned Doughnut paired with a bold Zinfandel is the way to go for you!
  • Do you have high standards, are driven and independent? Then your best choice is an artisan style Strawberry Frosted Vanilla doughnut and a zippy Sauvignon Blanc.


Scroll through the infographic to find your donut & wine pairing, then jump to the bottom to find the Just Wine recommendations for each wine style or grape variety.


Infographic: Donut & Wine Pairing Guide from Shari’s Berries

wine and donut pairing guide

(Infographic used with permission from Shari’s Berries, an FTD Company)


Here Are Your Non-Snobby Somm Picks for For Some Very Interesting Wine & Donut Pairings!

Dusted Valley Stained Tooth Syrah

Columbia Valley, Washington

Rapaura Springs Pinot Noir

Marlborough, New Zealand

Chateau de Tracy Mademoiselle de T Sauvignon Blanc

Pouilly-Fumé, France

Sebastiani Zinfandel

Dry Creek Valley, California

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Chardonnay

BC VQA Okanagan Valley, Canada

Quinta do Vallado 20 Years Old Tawny Port

Porto, Portugal

Mirabeau en Provence 2016 Classic Rosé

Provence, France

Chateau d’Yquem 2014 Sauternes

Bordeaux, France