Want to celebrate National Hamburger Day in style? Let yourself be guided, because yes, hamburger wine pairings exist.
We love burgers with elegant, silky medium bodied red wines like a Crianza or Reserva Rioja.
The safe value : Hacienda Lopez de Haro Rioja Crianza by Bodega Classica 2015
This is the ultimate table wine. One of our founder lived in Spain and travel throughout Europe’s great wine countries most of the year, so as you can imagine, he is pretty picky when it comes to the wines he like to drink.
With that said, the Lopez de Haro has never disappointed him. He loves it. Pretty much everyone that tries it, loves it.
The 2015 Rioja Crianza is one of the best values we have ever found. The wine is juicy and delicious, but has enough structure so that if you want to drink it while enjoying a burger, the wine will match beautifully.
Le nec plus ultra : Viña Arana Rioja Reserva by La Rioja Alta 2011
This wine displays a wonderful rich ruby colour, gorgeous aromas of oak and spices, followed by a sensational feel on the palate. It gets better in the glass, with a wonderful smooth texture, clean rich oaky/fruity flavours and a long lingering finish.
The great thing about wines from La Rioja Alta is that all their wines are ready for consumption on release, but are also cellar worthy for many years in the bottle. This concept is somewhat unique in the wine world and is the primary reason so many classic restaurants stock La Rioja Alta’s outstanding range of truly stellar wines.
Where to find these wines ?
→ Hacienda Lopez de Haro Rioja Crianza by Bodega Classica 2015
→ Viña Arana Rioja Reserva by La Rioja Alta 2011