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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  • The arrival of Umami Burger here in NYC is being treated by some like the lowering of the lifeboats from the Titanic! People of age have been taking to social media to not only tout their early adopter status of Umami Burger, which is what a willingness to wait on line gets you, but have been showing off their chops by making comparisons to the ... Read More

    From the article Preparing a Better Burger


  • Tonight I have just arrived home from a very busy work trip. No food around the ... dinner tonight. (The Angus burger, in fact, as GdP suggested to pair with Malbec). I upped the ante and went for the Cahors. And yes, to echo one of the comments, it is akin to "putting pearls on a pig". Contrary to the commentator, I think that's a great thing.... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight-...


  • Rombauer Zinfandel California 2011

    Snoothrank:

    We went shopping today and decided to have a late lunch at one of our favorite ... ... restaurants. I had a burger and the Mrs had sirloin tacos. So, we decided we would like to have some red wine. I've never had a Rombauer Zin before and this sounded intriguing. Believe me this is like no Dry Creek Valley Zin that I would normally have.... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Hi everyone!Yes, OT, ACME is GREAT!   One of my best stops of the ... of the ... My husband had a burger that was really good, but not as impressed as I was.  Loved the wine list!  I had a Robert stemmler Vin Gris (2012 sonoma coast rose of pinot) and my husband had the 2010 Robledo Merlot, which he LOVED.  We were then planning on taking off... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Impromptu Napa trip... Where...


  • So I am going to Napa tomorrow for a few days.  I have some prearranged plans that cannot be changed, but have some limited  time for tasting.As "napagirl", I should already know exactly where to go.  The problem is, I get stuck into that rut of going to the ones I like, the old faves, over and over.  I would love to hear your recommendations an... Read More

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  • Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2004

    Snoothrank:

    Anticipation is one word we would use to describe our thoughts about this wine. ... ... or a portobello mushroom burger.Well, this is one genie that is not going back into the bottle. This vintage should age well into 2015 but it is tasting wonderful right now! We really enjoyed this wine and we give the 2004 Chimney Rock Stags Leap Cabernet Sa... Read More

    Wine review by WineSplash


  • Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon Indian Wells Columbia Valley 2011

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    Recently tried a couple of bottles of the 2010 vintage, and really enjoyed ... ... great with a nice steak or burge Read More

    Wine review by wguy7947


  • Cabernet Sauvignon Altosur Argentina M.O 2011

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    Impressive Cab for an inexpensive price. Enjoyed with a grilled bison burger with bleu cheese and mushrooms. Read More

    Wine review by Ehmkef


  • Les Bourgeois Jeunette Rouge

    Snoothrank:

    So, I tried the Jeunette Rouge, which was a blend that contained some Norton along with a number of other varietals, and in this case I was pleasantly surprised. The wine has a lighter color and body, similar to a pinot noir. The nose is full of red berries, leather and an earthy aroma of mushrooms and moss. The taste was very fruit forward, ... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


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