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.

Mrs. Burger, you were a dutiful Central Valley mom
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  • Chateau de Malleret Cru Bourgeois Superieur 2003

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    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

    Forum post in the topic My dilemma with wine...


  • Chateau Greysac Medoc Crub 2003

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    No written review

    Wine review by padram


  • Lot 104 Stellenbosch Meritage 2006

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    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

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    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

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    One of our favorite red wines. Read More

    Wine review by tailleur


  • Chateau Greysac Medoc Crub 2003

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    Very smooth. Complex. Read More

    Wine review by Cheese and Grapes


  • Parducci Petite Sirah 2006

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    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

    From the article The thrill of the grill


  • Parducci Petite Sirah 2006

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    big bold summertime grilling wine. dry and acidic which begs for a hunk of ... ... it with a guacomole cheddar burger with chipotle sauce. the midpalate is the highlight. if it were like the finish this would get a Read More

    Wine review by aronowm2


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