If you analyze the component elements of maple syrup aromas, you quickly realize they are precursors to barley sugar and vanilla and also present woody notes. These aromas in wine are often found in vintages that have spent some time in contact with wood. White and red wines with woody notes will therefore allow a connection to be created with dishes featuring these flavours. If the dish is fairly sweet, you can opt for semi-dry wines that are also slightly sweet. The idea is to avoid too sharp a contrast between, for example, a very dry wine and a fairly sweet ham!
Here are a few suggestions for enjoying with dishes served at a sugar shack.
A truly original semi-dry Spanish wine with exotic accents of litchi and rose:
A red that evokes the warm California sun with notes of raspberry jam, spice and vanilla.