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Yummy, Merlot with a Big Mac

DavidPalmer Aug 16, 2011 05:48 AM

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


  1. mariacarmen Aug 28, 2011 05:11 PM

    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
      Tripeler Sep 3, 2011 06:16 PM

      Did the wine cost more than the taco?

      1. re: Tripeler
        mariacarmen Sep 3, 2011 07:41 PM

        it did indeed. thank goodness.

    2. Bill Hunt Aug 25, 2011 09:07 PM

      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. Midlife Aug 16, 2011 12:40 PM

        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
          Chinon00 Aug 24, 2011 10:28 PM

          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. w
          wattacetti Aug 16, 2011 12:02 PM

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

          1. Akitist Aug 16, 2011 10:04 AM

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

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