Wine Pairings for Burgers
Cheddar-Stuffed Burgers with Pickled Slaw and Fried Shallots
Intense burgers like these benefit from a wine with enough tannins to cut through the richness. Pour a robust Cabernet from Washington state.
Bacon Burgers with Cilantro-Yogurt Sauce
Instead of making a simple burger, chef and cookbook author Suvir Saran mixes ground beef chuck with bacon, scallions, mint and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese for stellar flavor. Pair with a juicy, concentrated Malbec.
Lamb Burgers with Green Harissa
Pour a lively, herb-scented red Côtes du Rhône with these brightly flavored lamb burgers
Chianti Burgers with Caramelized Onions
Chef Matteo Gambi gives the quintessential American burger Tuscan flourishes, like caramelized onions, sage, melting Pecorino and a square of focaccia in place of a bun. Pair with an earthy Chianti Classico.
Spicy 50/50 Burgers
Fresh, malty amber ale is a good match for these hearty burgers.
Chicken Burgers with Spicy Peanut Sauce
A rich, vibrant Chardonnay is perfect with these spicy burgers.
Spicy Tuna Burgers with Soy Glaze
Lively, strawberry-inflected Beaujolais is perfect with these flavorful tuna burgers.
Bacon Burgers on Brioche Buns
These intense burgers topped with crispy bacon and creamy brie are fantastic with juicy, spicy Australian Shiraz.
This meaty sandwich should be paired with a fresh, full-flavored red, perhaps one made from the versatile, food-friendly Barbera grape. Several are imported from Italy's Piedmont region.
Fresh and Juicy Veggie Burgers
This veggie-packed burger is made with chickpeas, artichokes, olives, asparagus and quinoa, then topped with melted cheese and marinated mushrooms. Pair it with a bright, cherry-scented red.
Triple Pork Burgers with Quick Cucumber Kimchi
Pair these triple-stacked burgers with a robustly juicy, full-bodied rosé.