(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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  • Vina Robles Petite Sirah Jardine Vineyard 2007


    luscious cigar box and spicy blackberry flavors. this can be put away for at ... levels. went great with a burge Read More

    Wine review by aronowm2

  • Weingut Berger Leginthov Zweigelt Classic 2005


    Some weeks ago I tasted the Zweigelt from Weingut Berger Leginthov. I was surprised - the Zweigelt was excellent. The colour was dark red and it tasted very fruity. I believe it smelled like fresh berries. I am sure I have to buy more of this interesting wine for my family. Read More

    Wine review by AnnikaS

  • Les Bourgeois Solay NV


    This stuff is foul. It looks pretty enough in the bottle, and that is the only place it has any business being.It tastes sort of like cranberry vitamin water or watered down nyquil, but with a spectacularly chemical sweet cut to it and a mouthfeel that's like watery syrup. The finish is my favorite part, as it reminds me what a bad idea that w... Read More

    Wine review by jrgumby

  • Chateau de Malleret Cru Bourgeois Superieur 2003


    I wouldn't decant it. Love it after a couple of minutes swirling in the glass. We had it with lamb which was a great combination. Nice complex wine with good and elegant body Read More

    Wine review by GuidoMae

  • Ahhh... So many wines, so little time, and such a small budget... I am trying ... ... I'm more of a portobello burger kind of girl. I cook everyday, from scratch, (mainly organic), and my versatility in the kitchen far exceeds my versatility with wine. I've begun to bore myself with sticking to a single pinot noir I know I enjoy. I WANT SOM... Read More

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  • Lot 104 Stellenbosch Meritage 2006


    Screaming QPR. Tastes like a $30 Cali meritage. Lots of smoke and cassis. The ... ... is superb. This is a burger wine folks and really demands a nice hunk of chuc Read More

    Wine review by aronowm2

  • Domaine Bernard Moreau Bourgogne 2007


    Got some mocha, red fruit & earth on the nose. Good tannin & mushroom on the ... the finish. Great with some burger, hot dogs & seafood w/ red sauc Read More

    Wine review by a9zn

  • Les Bourgeois Solay NV


    One of our favorite red wines. Read More

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  • Parducci Petite Sirah 2006


    nothing redeeming about this. I really am looking for a positive angle. went ... ... terribly with my awesome burge Read More

    Wine review by aronowm2

  • Summer is my favorite season for many reasons but chief among them is the ... ... of challenges, getting those burgers perfectly pink throughout, keeping that chicken moist while cooking it through, and mastering the challenging task of pairing rich, smoky, spicy dishes with wines that won't make you wilt in the heat of the summer. This past w... Read More

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