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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  • Vista Point Merlot 2007

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    $10 a bottle at Woodbridge Pub in Detroit MI. Went well wth the great mushroom ... soup and Swiss Chesse Angus burger. Not as much tannin and 'smoke' as I prefer, but what the hay . Read More

    Wine review by Hal1486


  • Greg is certainly a very knowledgeable contributor on multiple boards.  I ... traditional dining rooms, burger, hot dogs and pizza grills poolside and the almost-always-open buffet.  More often than not we prefer the specialty restaurants.While departing from San Pedro, we opened a Sonoma Cutrer Chardonnay that we had brought along and enjoyed... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Yeah Greg, last year I bought a J Gott Zinfandel (actually I remember telling ... we had lunch at Gott's burger place), and it was frankly disappointing.  Seghesio is ahead by miles.Where my wife's from near Seattle the have a store called QFC, which is under the Kroger branding.  They have a great temperature controlled cellar with all kinds ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Been out all day chasing meetings across various parts of town. Breakfast at ... ... grilling a half-pound burger of 2/3 beef and 1/3 pork. Montreal seasoning. Bermuda onions and tomatoes and avocado and whole grain mustard on a whole-wheat English muffin. Mixed salad with a wasabi-shoyu-sesameoil-vinegar dressing (segue from the sushi).And a... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Wayside Paso Robles Red Blend 2013

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    A Tasting Room quarterly selection via Lot 18. Not bad, opens with blueberry ... ... Held up pretty well to a burger with carmelized onions and pepper Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Do I dare make my first post on the site saying I just enjoyed a $5 ... with a Bacon Cheddar Burger?Hey, you gotta start somewhere! Welcome to the madness Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hamburger wines


  • Do I dare make my first post on the site saying I just enjoyed a $5 ... with a Bacon Cheddar Burger Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hamburger wines


  • We're heading to Portland for our annual visit with our son in July. We already have a VRBO in Newberg rented for our weekend. On the list of downtown wineries/wine bars within walking distance are:Anam Cara CellarsChehalem Tasting RoomArtisanal Wine CellarsFox Farm Vineyards (wine bar)Longplay WineDark Horse Wine BarCliff Creek Tasting RoomPurp... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wineries to visit in Newberg, OR


  • I would never argue against Zinfandel with burgers.  Works every time.Burgers in this household are intentionally served as simple, low-cost meals.  So, they are made from the "standard" packaged 80/20 ground beef.  I like catsup (I'm brand agnostic.) on my burgers, which, of course, introduces sugar to my sandwich.  (If we have french fries wit... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hamburger wines


  • I did the bike race downtown Victoria last weekend and afterward had late lunch ... of Salt Spring Island lamb burger and a Chilean Syrah.  It was perfect, except I'd have preferred a BC Syrah, but they don't serve those by the glass.  Elk make great burgers too.&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hamburger wines


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