I ate too much food, this time from the King.
Thinking about each bottle and its perfect pairing.
Trying to find the magic that’s lurking within,
Each Whopper, each chicken fry and each onion ring.
So what did I learn and why should you care?
Check out the wine pairings with your favorite Burger King offerings.
Well, assumptions abound when there’s someone around,
But sitting at your table a good match can be found.
When you open your mind and chow that 1/4 pound,
The recommendations of fools seem like words of a clown.
The bottom line is this, and a little of that,
When pairing your wines take account of the fat.
The spice and the richness, and of course where you’re at,
But ignore all the naysayers, the haters, the experts, and rats.
It’s not about them, or proving them right,
It’s about one moment in your busy life.
One moment when maybe you’re not eating as you might,
A moment of stress, or ease, or to avoid a fight.
It doesn’t have to be just a moment that night,
A bottle of wine could make it all right.
These pairings that I’ve found, I found that I like.
They’re not always perfect,
They may not make sense,
But they made my lunch better so here’s my 2 cents.
Eat what you can and drink what you like,
You’ll never be wrong and always be right.
If you follow your palate and be true to your tastes,
You’ll never need an expert or the wines that he rates.
Well, you know I won't be quitting my day job.
I just penned this little ditty to try and introduce another layer of fun here. I have fun with my work and I'm lucky I get to do what I get to do! I also take an inordinate amount of heat for my work, and articles like this in particular. I have been told that I am making a mockery of food and wine pairings, that I am not taking wine seriously enough, and that I am denigrating the work of winemakers by pairing their wines with fast food.
To all my critics I say: Bugger off!
Wine should be fun.
Wine should be paired with whatever people want to pair it with.
We should not judge people by what they eat and drink.
DRC and Ortolan doesn't make you superior!
OK, mini rant over. I know you're all curious about what wines I paired with Burger King's menu and how they fared, so get all the details at: Answering the age-old question: What to pair with Burger King? but please remember to fast food responsibly.