There is a wine, with roots in Greensboro NC, that is probably the only one we’ll ever address here at HamburgerSquare.com.
It is a blend from California, called Cheeseburger Red. It’s a nice red wine, with fruity but hearty flavor, perfect for grilled foods. Obviouslly we recommend drinking this wine with a good cheeseburger.
Cheeseburger Red is produced in Santa Barbara County by Rootstock Cellars. It is specifically blended from quality Syrah, Petite Sirah, and Barbera grapes, blended to become a great accompanist to grilled foods.
I first discovered this wine sitting on a shelf at the Kirkwood Kitchen. I didn’t buy the bottle but I just had to know more. As it turns out the wine is the brainchild of Greensboro wine merchant Tim Booras, his daughter Laura Mohseni and her wine-maker husband, whats-his-name. Dad’s here, the “kids” live in the west coast wine country.
The idea is rooted in their long family tradition of “Cheeseburger Sundays” around the backyard grill. After putting their pointy heads together they’ve concocted a winner and scored a success. This is a perfectly drinkable and beautifully marketed entry in a heavily competitive wine market.
Locally I buy Cheeseburger Red at Total Wine. You’d best ask the helpful staff for help as it’s not easy to find in that place. They know their stock, and may have to climb up top to pull a bottle from storage. Expect to spend about 10 bucks. I recommend 1 bottle for every two cheese burgers. Cheers!
To learn or here more about this wine read and/or listen as I did to the review and podcast linked below.
The What’s Cooking podcast; find the segment with Laura Mohseni at 27:50 in the show.
You may find other but the wine is reviewer here on Wine-Blog.org