In the UK Burger King announced they will start selling beer at a few locations to see how that goes over. Last year BK released a wine named Whopper in Spain, made from Spanish grapes, and available only there, to celebrate their 40th year operating in that country (lucky them).
|Yes, they really did it. A flame-broiled wine|
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A Grenache, Syrah, or blend is my first choice. I want to find one cheap enough because I'm not having a $40 wine with my Whopper. You might have to buy Australian or Spanish to get the right price. The next choice might be a Lodi Zinfandel--something cheap and probably a little bit sweet. A wine a bit rough around the edges and earthy will do best so I'm sticking with a Shiraz-style wine as my first choice. At around $11 Cline Cellars and Benziger have a Syrah plus Bogle has a Petite Sirah. These are the sort of wines I'd be looking forward to having with my fast-food burger.
No, I haven't actually tried any of these pairings and I don't plan to, but feel free to experiment with your Whopper and send me the results. I can't wait!