Smoking Loon Zinfandel – Thirsty Thursday for August 2nd, 2012

Each Thirsty Thursday we help you get ready for the weekend ahead with a round up of the best wine reviews and pairings from your fave winos, oenophiles and beyond . . .


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  • “10 Summery Drinks That Use Sparkling Wine”
  • “The Key To Pairing The Right Wine With The Right Food”
  • “Smoking Loon Zinfandel from California is deliciously good for the $14.95 price”
  • How to Drink to the Olympics

A Curious Coupling … That Works

Beaujolais & Burgers: There Is Simply No Better Pair
Coffee and donuts; beer and pizza; Beaujolais and burgers…wait, what? Yes, Beaujolais and burgers. A perfect pair that deserves to set its union into the ranks of coupledom.

America has indulged in a love affair with burgers for some time. Ninety five percent of American adults say they “like” (51 percent) or “love” (44 percent) burgers*, and Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais-Villages is a perfect complement to that amour as the wine’s fruitiness and soft tannins enhance the burger’s flavors. The Duboeuf Beaujolais-Villages, made from 100% Gamay grapes, is approachable with ripe red fruit character suggesting strawberry and black currant with a touch of cinnamon that brings out the grilled flavor of the burger. When the wine is served slightly chilled, Duboeuf Beaujolais-Villages is appropriate for any season. And at $9.99 a bottle, it’s the ideal dinner date.

Les Vins Georges Duboeuf conducted a national survey* to get to the heart of America’s love affair with burgers. The top five reasons Americans cite for being keen on burgers underscore the versatility and American chic of these tasty morsels: 1) You can customize a burger to your taste (63 percent); 2) Burgers are so American (60 percent); 3) Burgers can be simple or fancy and gourmet (55 percent); 4) Burgers are perfect everywhere from outdoor barbecues to gourmet restaurants (50 percent); and 5) Burgers are easy to eat on-the-run (48 percent).