The day after I got back from the Wine Blogger’s Conference I quickly prepared for the Burgers with a side of Beaujolais #GDandBurgers event. As many of you know, I do not cook. Ever. So, when the itinerary called for burger preparation and my husband was out of town, I called in the big guns — my friend, Jennifer Schuder.
Jennifer prepared a fabulous turkey burger with a fried egg perched on top of the patty. It was absolutely to die for. I also learned that Beaujolais wines match pretty well with burgers. Other participants followed along with burger recipes by Chef Bob Waggoner that matched each wine. To follow some of the chat that evening, check out www.winetwits.com and clink on the link.
We tried three Georges Duboeuf wines that night.
- Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais-Villages 09 – this was the least complex of the wines offered and the least favorite of the group. I tasted berry and currant and some spice on the end. This wine went well with our cheese plate. $9.99
- Georges Duboeuf Brouilly 09 – lots of plum, currant and other stone fruit. The more this developed in my glass, the more I liked it. This was the most divisive wine of the group. $13.99
- Georges Duboeuf Julienas Chateau des Capitans 09 – This was the favorite and the most complex wine tried. Floral notes, mocha, vanilla, big berry and spiciness. $17.99
This was a great event to really get a feel for the diversity of wines from Beaujolais. And, I now know what wine will work splendidly the next time my husband fires up burgers on the grill.