Three Pinterest Pairings for National Burger Day!

Posted May 28, 2015

WineLibrary Staff


Daily wine deals emailed to your inbox.


Happy #NationalBurgerDay! In recognition of the best national holiday since National Hotdog Day, we wanted to take on some of Pinterest's most fun burgers and figure out just what pairs best with them. Hold on to your buns because this is about to get intense


2013 Gabriel Meffre Cotes Du Rhone Saint Vincent

Starting on a dramatic note, we have a Chorizo and Garlic Shrimp Burger. Good lord. Now for the pairing, we’re going to focus on the spices in the “chorizo” patty as those are going to be pretty dominant. For heavily spiced, fatty pork like this, there is no better match than a Chateauneuf-du-Pape, but in this circumstance, we can do better: a $15 Cotes du Rhone that tastes like a $50 Chateauneuf-du-Pape! This will stand up the spices, and has plenty of structure to play with all the protein and fat that this burger brings, quite literally, to the table!


2013 Casta Salvajes Famas Malbec

Next up we have a relatively well known (if you’re a food dork) flavor combo in a Teriyaki Pina Colada Burger. The challenge here is the Pineapple, and putting that burst of sugar and acidity into context with everything else going on here. The solution here is to go with big bombastic fruit. Nothing sweet, but something juicy. Argentinian Malbec, anybody? The Casta Savajes has immaculately delicious red fruit by the truckful that will meet the pineapple head-on and increase the tangy contrast it provides to the salty bacon.


2010 Bello Family Marsanne

Woah… now THIS is a veggie burger. Ok, let’s break down the big flavors here: Beets, avocado, sweet potatoes. Ok, we can work with this. The flavors are rich, but not heavy, and sweet without being cloying. We’re thinking… Marsanne? Yeah, Marsanne. It’s a big, fat, unctuous white but with a freshness that comes from great acid and no overt notes of oak.

Product Label.

Casta Salvajes Famas Malbec

91 Luis Gutierrez - Robert Pa...

Item: 85894

750 mL

Retail: $40.00

$12.74 per btl

Product Label.

Bello Family Marsanne

90 Cellar Tracker

Item: 87446

750 mL

Retail: $40.00

$8.78 per btl

Item: 87563

750 mL

Retail: $18.99

$14.99 per btl