(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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    Love this wine! Shared with 4 people all having different meat dishes and it ... with everything from a kobe burger to homemade pasta with a pork ragu! Huge fa Read More

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  • Aquinas Pinot Noir United States California Napa County Napa Valley 2008


    First of all, the winemakers notes are absolutely awesome! Sassafras, ... Much ... ... Much like a grilled lamb burger with dry jack cheese, grilled veg pasta mingled nicely with das Crushe Read More

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  • Until recently the only "wine" that I've enjoyed was Arbor Mist blackberry Merlot.  Well a few weeks ago a fellow co-worker suggested to try a Moscato.  She personally tried the Barefoot brand, so I followed her suggestion and LOVED it.  Since then I've tried Easley's Raggae Red, which I also loved, and Barefoot Riesling, Barefoot White Zinfande... Read More

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  • Corvidae Rook 2008


    Smooth with wine. Great blend that is smooth with a good finish. Easy to drink ... just fine with a good juicy burge Read More

    Wine review by winehound69

  • The Great Oregon Wine Co. 'Rascal' Pinot Noir 2009


    Tried this wine while in the field, chasing game, in Washington State. Perhaps ... cheddar cheese and an elk burger. As Pinot Noir goes, it neither impresses or depresses-- it just is- a decent wine for a ten dollar bil Read More

    Wine review by CageyT

  • The above article by Gregory Dal Paiz should have noted that these wines are so recognizable because of advertising, not the quality of the wines nor the design of their labels. They are all ordinary wines that are very over-priced - half of what you are paying for is the cost of advertising. For example, at www.WineBestBuys.com we have shown th... Read More

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  • Les Bourgeois Solay NV


    The wine is pretty, fruity, and tastes watered down, at least when it comes to the "bite." It tastes like it has very little alcohol in it though that's obviously not the case. A decent introductory wine, for people who like fruity (mixed) drinks and dislike the acidic bite of drier wines.Purchased at the Les Bourgeois winery. Read More

    Wine review by Impextoo

  • Parducci Petite Sirah True Grit 2007


    So dry it makes the roof of my mouth pucker. I love this stuff. such a unique ... ... This is the ultimate burger wine. Great bouquet too. it fills the whole room u Read More

    Wine review by aronowm2

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  • Last time, in How to Wine and Dine (Part 1), we took a look at how to wine and ... This is the time for a great burger or gourmet sandwich. Make this a lunch meeting not dinner, and visit a really top-end restaurant that also does lunch but at more affordable prices. The gourmet burger, made with organic, free-range Piedmontese beef of course,... Read More

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