(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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  • Life is funny, and predictable in so many ways. Take the summer. I break out ... ... to simply grilling great burgers. There is one more rib grilling adventure scheduled for this summer but more burgers are on the menu.I’ve been grinding my own blend of meat this summer: 60% chuck and 40% short ribs, about 25% fat. They have been terrific, bee... Read More

    From the article Grab a Burger and Relax!

  • Just this year, a cultured beef burger (which means, from what I understand, taking a few cells from a cow and multiplying them) was made in a laboratory at a university in London. That burger cost over $330,000!  Read More

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  • A $100 Burger made from Kobe Beef. I think it's worth the money, that beef is the best. Read More

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  • Foodies Red Blend NV


    Bought this wine for less than 10 bucks at Cost Plus. I am pleasantly ... Mushrooms,Cheese Burger,Ennu Read More

    Wine review by Daymoncomic

  • My Best Burger was made for "Family Meal" at Stresa WPB Florida. Free for staff meal,-I asked.. Is this prime and veal. and the chef responded... Don't ask.. Enjoy the Burger.Free and Mille Gratis. Read More

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  • It looks like a pretty awesome attempt to me.I have to say, however, that OT ... ... last night.  My hamburger was adequate, but not on that level, and while the Jerk Chicken might have edged the burger, the pizzas sounded/looked terrific.It looks like I need help on another Aussie idiom, though, WO.  What is "rocket?&quo Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?

  • Red blends. We know what that means, right? It’s a code word for sweet ... which do perform well with a burger and can keep a full backyard of wine drinkers happy for not a lot of money.  2009 Thorny Rose Red Blend Columbia Valley WA 13.5% $11 A bit floral on the nose and while there is obvious oak here it’s well integrated now with some cedar... Read More

    From the article California's Red Blends

  • As we spend time this summer exploring new wine regions it’s worth ... a ... a particularly exceptional burger fresh at hand (dry aged, grass fed beef, home ground and served on a cheddar biscuit bun!) I thought it would be a great moment to say, hey look over here. These are wines that are familiar yet different. The hit some of your sweet sp... Read More

    From the article Variety and Value from The Languedoc

  • The grill is out, summer is creeping into our days and nights, the patio ... ... for me. Finally getting a burger off the grill. I'll get more adventurous soon. The slow smoked ribs, whole grilled chicken, and fire roasted lobster are right around the bend but to christen the season there is nothing better than a juicy, perfectly cooked, crust... Read More

    From the article Inspiring Burgers

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