Monday, February 7, 2022

 The Burger Needs Wine

Barbara and I decided to invite friends over for the Super Bowl. The game itself will start about 3:15 pm PST. It will of course run longer than an normal game and take us through the supper hour. Therefore a simple and light dinner will be prepared. One that requires little to do, but still fits the event . Hamburgers!

Barbara will still provide some amazing appetizers and make one of her famous salads. Our guests always bring something delicious too. The big decision will be what wines to serve.

For the appetizes a rose would work. However I will go with a Pinot Grigio or a Pinot Gris. I also feel quite comfortable with a Ortega or Bacchus wine.

The hamburger is a whole new ball game. A simple burger on a bun easy, but once you put cheese and other topping on the burger  as I said it becomes a whole new ball game.

Take the simple burger try it with a slight sweet wine or even a sparkling wine. I prefer a German or Ontario Riesling. Now add cheese (what kind of Cheese) . W are going with cheddar. I am serving Chianti Classico. You could go with a Sauvignon Blanc.

If you are adding BBQ sauce Oh Boy!  So many different types of sauce. To cover a wide base of varieties try chardonnay (not with spicy), Zinfandel or Chianti. On stand by I have my personal favourite Bacchus.

If combinations become confusing just serve your favourite wine.

The die hard Red wine drinker may prefer a Pinot Noir or a Merlot. Both go well with the Bacon Cheese burger.