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Burgers and wine

By Jessica Yadegaran
Monday, October 29th, 2007 at 3:58 pm in Uncategorized.

I’m working on a story about comfort food wines that’s running on Nov. 7, and had to share a great resource I stumbled upon in my research.

Build a Better Burger offers delectable wine pairings for nutty burgers, mushroom burgers, even Chinese burgers. What a better pairing than a bunch of protein with a big tannic wine (tannins are proteins too — amino acids, actually — so they are quite complementary.

Likewise, salmon and turkey burgers dressed with lemony mayonnaise or fruity salsas pair quite nicely with lean, citrusy whites like Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris. It’s a Sutter Home sponsored site, but you don’t have to drink their wines with the burgers. Just be inspired by the recipes.

My favorites are the Beijing Burgers (beef seasoned with Chinese five-spice powder, ginger, rice vinegar, sesame and soy) with Gewurztraminer and Chipotle-Honey BBQ Bacon Burgers with Gorgonzola Cheese with a Shiraz. YUM. Have at it!

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