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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  • Getting back your roots is a matter of blending, according to a story this past ... ... from the soda fountain a Burger King, it actually tastes quite good. “It's a bloody lovely wine, rich and creamy in texture, generously fruity and spicy in flavour, full of a sense of place,” Allen wrote, “of warm sunshine freshened by sea breezes.” He then ... Read More

    From the article Going Old-School: Some Australian Winemakers Embrace "Field Blend"


  • Bedrock Wine Co. Compagni Portis Vineyard Sonoma Valley 2013

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    Clear pale yellow color. Very expressive nosetropical fruits along with orange blossom floral. Not nearly as assertive on the tip of the tongue. Im still getting the tropical fruit along with stone fruit, but it kinda sneaks up on you. An interesting mid-palate heaviness shows up and suddenly, these fruit flavors fade. Acid appears on the b... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Niiice!The kids are coming over for burgers. It's time fir some Zin!This Sodini is seriously tasty. Rich, creamy red fruit, zippy acid, lush texture, gritty tannins. Great burger wine. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Winter is here and with that tastes are shifting. Calls are up for toddies, ... ... hunting down the best burger in town, listening to Oasis & Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and longing for leather jacket weathe Read More

    From the article Warming Winter Cocktail Recipes


  • Get ready for a wine-and-milk shakedown. Earlier this month restaurant ... ... chain Red Robin Gourmet Burgers released a series of new menu items which included the Divalicious Red Wine Shake, “a delectable combination of Little Black Dress Divalicious red wine, Pinnacle whipped vodka, raspberry pureé and creamy vanilla soft serve,” the comp... Read More

    From the article Red Robin's New "Dessert Wine": The Boozy Red Shake


  • When it comes to keeping cocktails seasonal, most people think of summer as the ... ... hunting down the best burger in town, listening to Oasis & Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and longing for leather jacket weathe Read More

    From the article Your Thanksgiving-Appropriate Cocktail Menu


  • The status of South African wine in the USA is lamentable. Even in New York ... ... Cluver – Andries Burger Raats Family – Bruwer Raats and Gavin Bruwer SlabbertSadie Family – Eben Sadie Not to categorically exclude, well, categories, I admit two merit special notice. The first is white blends. These are highly atypical blends that often incl... Read More

    From the article Innovation Sweeping South Africa: Get Thirsty!


  • As you may know I love Zinfandel. I think it’s the greatest domestic wine ... ... Would show better with a burger. 84pts 2010 Joel Gott Zinfandel California 14.4% $15 Spicy with a candied note of green herb and sweet american oak notes on the nose along with some hickory smoky, ginger and light notes of jammy black cherry fruit. A bit lacking i... Read More

    From the article Value Zinfandel $15 and Under


  • Red Diamond Red Diamond Temperamental NV

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    I've always loved Red Diamond Cabernet, an entrance Cabernet. This is a blend ... night's glass of red with a burger or steak/ri Read More

    Wine review by jamessulis


  • Danny Seo Philosophy Zinfandel Mendocino 2011

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    Brushy, earthy, and somewhat leathery on the nose with savory aromas that are ... ... Would show better with a burger. 84p Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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