There are many differences between European and American culture not the least of which is the dessert course. In America, that leans more towards a cup of coffee and a slice of pie. Conversely, dessert in Europe is seen simply as another wine pairing opportunity.
While European desserts tend to be less sweet than American selections (i.e. cheese platters are a popular option), they certainly eat their fair share of macaroons, custards and pastries. Borrowing the best from both worlds, I give you wine and cheesecake. (Read more in Wine Press Northwest)