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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Burger on Snooth

  • Les Bourgeois Solay NV

    Snoothrank:

    I prefer the Riverboat Red more. Read More

    Wine review by bassman


  • Cellar No. 8 Zinfandel California 2006

    Snoothrank:

    Tasty... Would go great with a steak or burger. The price of about $10 is right on, as I would be disappointed if we had spent more than that for this wine. There is nothing offensive about the taste, and would be a great first red wine! Read More

    Wine review by mindcage44


  • So it's getting to be that time again. The wine boards are buzzing with questions about what the Wine Spectators wine of the year might be. traditionally the WOTY tends to get a 25% bump in price over night as the crowds vie for the remaining bottle languishing on retailers shelves. For fun lets take a look at the wines of the year that have com... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine Spectator Wine of the Year?


  • Marquis Philips Grenache Mclaren Vale 2007

    Snoothrank:

    Great value-driven burger wine. Lots of polish with sweet fruit and a long finish. If you hate the fruit bombs, you'll despise it. If you like them, this one's a little different...less reliance on the oak, more on the sweetness. Read More

    Wine review by jasonkauf


  • L'Ecole No. 41 Merlot Walla Walla Valley 2005

    Snoothrank:

    A rich dark cherry merlot. Great by itself or given the fresh pepper spices with fajitas or a burger. Read More

    Wine review by HMMeyer


  • Les Bourgeois Solay NV

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    Just had it tonight. Great for cooking burgers in as well by the way. Smooooth! Read More

    Wine review by bassman


  • Les Bourgeois Solay NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by progmr witte


  • Hi all - I'm a wine novice looking for a recommendation for a wine to go with a meal I'm making this weekend. The main course is a roasted red pepper risotto with chick pea fritters (that sounds weird but it's tasty). Any advice? Many thanks. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Recommendations for a risotto?


  • http://www.forbes.com/forbeslife/wine/2008/06/19/expensive-burger-king-face-markets-cx_je_0618autofacescan01.htmlOkay so this isn't a wine post, but maybe you'd want to have this with wine.Massaged beef? Why is my food treated better than I? Read More

    Forum post in the topic Most Expensive Burger?


  • I went here today. Its a pretty hyped place - i got there at midday and the ... ... sloppy, freshly prepared burger. It really was tasty - no pretenses, nothing fancy, just freshly made, medium rare patty, cheese, fixings and a crappy little bun. Overall it was awesome, but the line was a joke. Probably going to be my only visit..http://www.sh... Read More

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