Grilling Burgers? Think Beaujolais

With Labor Day weekend approaching it’s time to fire up the grill one last time this summer. For a pairing that you’ll want to enjoy well beyond August try Beaujolais with your burgers.

Why pair this French red wine with the American favorite? Beaujolais is ideal for casual backyard gatherings. It can be served slightly chilled, so it’s refreshing in hot weather. Light and fruity flavors coupled with soft tannins make Beaujolais easy to sip for both serious and casual wine drinkers. Plus the wine’s acidity complements grilled meats like hamburgers and pork.

Looking for a bottle for your Labor Day cookout? Try the Georges Duboeuf Morgon Jean-Ernest Descombes 2011 ($16), which has juicy flavors of cherry and strawberry. Or try a Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais-Villages ($10), full of fresh berry notes and a touch of cinnamon.

Experience how well burgers and Beaujolais pair at a special Atlanta event hosted by Les Vins Georges Duboeuf. Beaujolais and Burgers: A Night of the Perfect Pairing will be held on Tuesday, September 18th at Flip Burger Boutique. Award-winning wine expert and author Mark Oldman will serve as your guide through a tasting of Beaujolais wines and gourmet burgers. There will also be party favors and the chance to win prizes. Tickets to Beaujolais and Burgers are $15 per person. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets. To learn more about Georges Duboeuf and the wines visit their Facebook page.

Beaujolais and Burgers: A Night of the Perfect Pairing, Tuesday, September 18th from 6pm to 9pm at Flip Burger Boutique. 1587 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta.