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Three grand California red wines to go with that great burger
Three grand California red wines to go with that great burger

A well-made burger can be just as satisfying as a complicated dish fussed over for hours. And while a Coke or a Pepsi tasted terrific with your burger and fries when you were a kid, you might want to consider upgrading to red wine — and by that, I don't mean the equivalent of Two Buck Chuck. Remember that scene from the 2004 film "Sideways" in which a despondent Miles (played by Paul Giamatti) runs home and gets his treasured bottle of 1961 Cheval Blanc and drinks it all alone at a burger joint from a plastic cup? That's not the way to go either. For a classic burger made with top-quality beef, you could drink a fabulous first growth. But why? What's needed...

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