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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  • Yesterday I presented a brief overview of Washington state to help put ... and bright. A lovely BBQ or burger wine. 88pts Abeja Like many of the wineries in Walla Walla Abeja is a small operation, producing a few thousand cases a year with a focus on cabernet Sauvignon. Fruit comes from both estate vineyards as well as from contract fruit. Wha... Read More

    From the article Which Wine in Walla Walla?


  • Tamarack Cellars Firehouse Red 2012

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    29% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Syrah, 22% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec, ... and bright. A lovely BBQ or burger wine. 88p Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Bodegas Borsao Garnacha Campo de Borja Tres Picos 2003

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    I totally do not understand how this can go with "lamb and apricot" dishes. I ... and bacon stew alongside a burger and even those were to sweet for it. Sweetness brings out the peppery astringent tastes to the wine. Not a good pairing at all. Read More

    Wine review by allthingsforless


  • Chateau Millegrand Minervois 2010

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    I have never had a bottle from this Chateau so thought I would give it a try. ... medium cheeses, pork, pizza, burgers, or even a mushroom burger. I would give this wine about an 86 rating. If there is a nice sale on this wine, I may try it again on a different vintage. If you have a 2010 vintage of this wine, I would drink it before the end o... Read More

    Wine review by WineSplash


  • One of my New Year’s resolutions has been to clean up the cellar a bit. A ... and would go great with a burger. 84p Read More

    From the article 2 Great Wines for Winter


  • Drops of Jupiter Ps 2009

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    Tea and earth aromas dominate the nose along with some subtle plummy fruit and ... and would go great with a burger. 84p Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • When someone brings you a nice bottle of wine that cost them some money, they ... you guzzle it down with your burger a la Miles in Sideways, which is a lot less special than any occasion with a friend. I've got some very fond memories of Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque and a Marx Bros movie on NY Eve with good but not gourmet pizza shared with fri... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Merry Christmas/Happy...


  • I'd love to hear about people's receipt of great wine gifts!I got a couple of nice Barolo's from in-laws and a killer malbec from Argentina (via Brazil), unavailable in North America.  I wish I could share with you all!Be safe!Darren Read More

    Forum post in the topic Merry Christmas/Happy...


  • Mr Prof and I went with another couple.  I’ve given our overall ... ... ... My friend’s burger was gourmet and top notch.  The apple tart dessert had homemade pastry that melted in your mouth and is probably one of the best desserts I’ve ever had.  GO.&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Lingprof's Unofficial Guide...


  • 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


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