Takeout Tastings: Pairing Wine & Burgers
Is there anything better than a burger when you’ve had a busy day and are craving something quick but satisfying? How about a burger matched with a gorgeous glass of wine to take your takeout night from tasty to absolutely delicious?
Whether you’re a meat lover, fancier of fish, or strict vegetarian, this guide has your burger of choice covered.
CLASSIC CHEESEBURGER WITH TOMATO RELISH
A massive favourite with all-round appeal, the beloved cheeseburger is best enjoyed with a juicy mid weight wine with no rough edges.
MUSHROOM & CHORIZO BURGER WITH BLUE CHEESE SAUCE
Spicy and earthy with savoury appeal, this style of burger is best enjoyed with light to medium weight reds with juicy, mouth-watering acidity.
LAMB BURGERS WITH TZATZIKI AND ONION JAM
Lamb and Cabernet are well known partners, but the Mediterranean addition of tzatziki means that varieties native to that part of the world will also be ideal.
SATAY CHICKEN BURGER WITH ASIAN SLAW
Deliciously flavoursome with beautiful mild spice and the ‘kiss of the grill’, the Malaysian deliciousness on show in this burger makes it ideal with a plush white style.
SPICY RARE TUNA BURGER WITH ROCKET & WASABI AIOLI
The Japanese influence here is best enjoyed with the same styles you’d enjoy with sushi – namely, aromatic dry whites with zippy acidity.
POTATO AND BEAN VEGGIE BURGERS WITH HUMMUS
Fresh, healthy, textural and colourful, enjoy this new-age burger with fresh and vibrant wines as they have similar crunchy textural appeal.
For more great food and wine combinations, be sure to check out our dedicated Food and Wine Pairing pages.