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4 Organic Wines Paired with Summer Burgers

Southwest Turkey Burger with Avocado:
Sink your teeth into a lean turkey burger paired with a glass of Brut Rosé Cuvée de la Pompadour by Domaine Carneros. The full-bodied blush bubbly has an elegant, yet simple flavor with hints of raspberries and red cherries that will cut through the rich flavors of the avocado. In 2008, the winery received organic certification of all Estate vineyards by the California Certified Organic Farmers (ARV $35).

Cheeseburger with Grilled Onions:
Watching your weight (and your carbon footprint) doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in the occasional burger. You can always pair a rich cheeseburger made of lean, grass-fed beef with full-bodied red wine, a 2008 Cono Sur Chardonnay Colchagua will stand up to the beef and cheese. It’s crisp, lightly oaked and made with organic grapes (ARV $8.99).

Mile High Veggie Burger:
A pure, simple vegetable-based burger needs a wine that is equally crisp and clean. 2009 Yellow + Blue Torrontes is produced in a dry valley of the Andes mountains, which is an area that lends itself well to organic vineyard practices. The wine has fresh aromas of peach and pineapple with a nice acidity that will stand up to, but not overwhelm, a veggie burger (ARV $12).

Mediterranean Style Burger with Caper Yogurt Sauce and Portobello:
With supple tannins and notes of red fruits and citrus, 2007 Girasole Vineyards Mendocino Pinot Noir is an easy drinking red wine that hails from 45-year-old organically farmed vines in the Redwood Valley in California. It’s smooth body pairs nicely with the flavor and spice in this lighter Mediterranean-style burger (ARV $12).

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10:18AM PDT on Jul 12, 2014

So I went looking for a few of these for sale quickly on the web and didn't have a lot of luck, but I'll keep trying. Thanks for the post.

12:08PM PDT on Jul 17, 2011

Trader Joe's now has Green Fin wine which is a cab made from organic grapes . 4 bucks ! What I like is NO hangover .

4:34PM PDT on Jul 3, 2011

There is no such thing as "sulfite-free" wine, except by an accident of nature. Sulfites occur naturally in all grapes, whether or not the grapes are organically grown. Anyone who says differently is incorrect. U.S. wine labels are only required to disclose the presence of sulfites when they exceed 10 ppm, but they are always present. Merely in a lesser amount.

Here is a brief overview of maximum amounts of sulfites allowed in different classes of wines.
•Organic Wine: Under 10 ppm naturally occurring sulfite
•Biodynamic Wine: 100 ppm added sulfite
•“Made with Organic Grapes” wine: 150 ppm added sulfite
•All wine: 350 ppm added sulfite

Currently USDA certified organic wine is not allowed to contain added sulfites, or more than 10 ppm (parts per million) of naturally occurring sulfites. There is a movement afoot to allow makers of organic wines to add sulfites to their products. If you're allergic, or even sensitive, to sulfites, you should be keeping watch on this movement.

7:39AM PDT on Jun 30, 2011


7:16AM PDT on Jun 30, 2011

The only vegetarian burger "recipe" is heat up a veggie burger. Put on bun and top with lettuce, tomato, and ketchup. REALLY?! I mean seriously...really?! I would have liked to see a little bit more effort. I mean, if you're going to take the time to search the web for a veggie burger recipe and then provide a link at least it could have been better. Watch, I can do a better job in 30 seconds:

(This one is raw vegan and looks AMAZING and probably tastes 100% better than a frozen cardboard veggie burger)

That being said I think the wine pairings are great!

6:49AM PDT on Jun 30, 2011

good article..

9:00AM PDT on Jun 29, 2011


7:39AM PDT on Jun 29, 2011

Interesting! Thanks.

6:06AM PDT on Jun 29, 2011


5:32AM PDT on Jun 29, 2011

Thanks for the article

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thanks for the article.

No reason at all why it won't work, I just like meat :)

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