Burger

(aka. Elbing, Monbaden)

How low this once mighty grape has fallen! There was a time when Burger produced more wine in California than any other single variety. In fact, Burger produced more wine in the Golden State than all other white varieties combined. However, Burger has plunged from its perch as the most planted vinifera variety in the pre-varietal revolution days. Today, it's a non-contender. Originally, Burger’s capability to produce generous yields and its tolerance for hot and dry conditions gave it a niche in California’s San Joaquin Valley. Its Central Valley plantings still play an important role in the jug wine and cooler market. Recent DNA investigations at UC Davis have revealed Burger to be the offspring of the Cognac grapes Ugni Blanc and Folle Blanc. This shouldn’t be such a shock, considering its geographic origins in the Charentes department of France.

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  • (Updated to add a couple pics)Another great day in the Willamette ... Valley.After a fantastic burger in a little restaurant inside a gas station in Carlton (believe me, this was good) we still had some time before our 3pm appt. so we headed over to Lemelson.  A decent dry Riesling, a very good rose of Pinot and several good '13 pinots were on ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wineries to visit in Newberg, OR


  • St. Cosme wines have gotten a ton of good press, but they haven't done it ... choice if you want to have a burger or steak on a weeknight and dress it up a little, and also something my father and I could drink, since he's much more of a Merlot-phile. Okay, Saturday I went to Bookfest and heard Matthews interviewed about terroir.  Afterward I ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • "Though it's good with fish tacos, sushi, and other seafood dishes, I ... ... and hotdogs, beer and a burger, beer and a sausage and pepperoni pizza, beer and schnitzel or kasseler rippchen or sauerbraten or eisbein or just about any German/Austrian/Czech/Scandinavian meat dish, etc., etc., etc.?? OT, how hot do you make your chil Read More

    Forum post in the topic Pair with Chili?


  • Zin or Barbera?Have both on hand...2014 Bedrock Evanghelo, 2011 Elio Grasso Barbera.Something else?  Read More

    Forum post in the topic Pair with Chili?


  • Jacob's Creek Reserve Shiraz Barossa 2012

    Snoothrank:

    Whew - did the pepper ever come out as this sat. Kinda took over. The fruit was ... handled any Spnish, Mexican, burger or pizza food offerings out there. Just a little less and this would have been a 91. Drink now - Paul 90 poin Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Speaking of drinking and eating cheaply, we brought Burger King burgers / chicken sandwiches and things of this nature over to Sandra's parents house tonight for our Wednesday evening 'Wheel of Fortune / Jeopardy' night, drinking a cheap white wine while doing so.  Coming back home, we opened this French GSM blend wine (2013 Chateau de Saint Cos... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Well there's always this approach to sales at Selfridges.Then there's ... ... am curious about which burger place it is, Mar Read More

    Forum post in the topic Best places for wine by the...


  • Here's part of a post by EMark in another thread:"On a somewhat ... ... some friends at my favorite Burger place in Claremont.  I have never had Frog's Leap Zinfandel before, but I have to say that the two glasses that I had last night were terrific--easily the best WBTG that I can remember.  :-)"So thought we might list here places we've been... Read More

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  • Good for you on helping out the waitress, RBA.  Have a great trip. ... ... some friends at my favorite Burger place in Claremont.  I have never had Frog's Leap Zinfandel before, but I have to say that the two glasses that I had last night were terrific--easily the best WBTG that I can remember.  : Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • Folie a Deux Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2012

    Snoothrank:

    Deep dark fruits, alcohol and cedar on the nose. Chewy notes of black fruits, ... ... steak or beef or bison burge Read More

    Wine review by ThirstyWineWriter


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