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Aug 16, 2011 05:48 AM

Yummy, Merlot with a Big Mac

Found this article interesting. Guess none of these are as bad as Miles drinking his 1961 Chateau Cheval Blanc at the fast food joint.

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  1. Wine/food pairings for everyman. An idea whose time has come.

    1. Well, why not? I did see white and rosé "McVin" at an outpost of the Golden Arches outside of Toulouse.

      1. Not to disparage the underlying concept of just enjoying wine with food.............. but I'm curious as to how Diaz concludes that Merlot is best with a Big Mac, but a Whopper goes best with Chardonnay. Just sayin"??????????????????

        Could this just possibly be a comment on the general elusiveness of "sophisticated" wine pairing tastes in general??? Ya think?

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        1. re: Midlife

          I always found Whoppers to be overwhelmingly more mayonnaise-y and tomato and lettuce driven than a Big Mac which is more meaty and cheesy.

        2. Without dredging through someone's ideas, I will say that in most cases, I prefer a nice Merlot, like a Duckhorn, with my burgers. That is just me.



          1. not exactly fast food (well, not a chain), but i recently had an al pastor taco at a local taqueria with a very nice $4.00 glass of Chilean cab. Can't remember the name. They also sold sangria, but the smoky cab really complimented the smoky meat.

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            1. re: mariacarmen

              Did the wine cost more than the taco?