On Thursday night I strolled on over to a little burger joint I’ve been wanting to try. I went with two girls from work and we brought our BF’s (but only because we’re nice and we didn’t want them to feel super lonely without their girls around ) and it was incredible.
If you haven’t been, I highly recommend Romer’s Burger Bar in Kits. They’ve got an extensive burger menu and they’ll make yours anyway you like it which works really well for me because I can be a little bit of a picky eater sometimes. Only sometimes, though. *cough*
And you know the other cool part? They serve wine!! YAY!
Ta-da: Here’s my first wine tasting!
So, the six of us were sitting in a booth and chit-chatting away drooling over the menus at the same time. We placed our orders and I was all like, “Wait! I need to order some wine to go with my burger!!” I was very distressed over the fact that I had forgotten.
I then called the waitress over and asked for a wine list with my nose was raised in the air a little bit. There was a very sophisticated air around my question and I think everyone at the table noticed it. I know I would’ve if I was an observer.
So, she brought over the wine list and I started looking through the selections. Now, I ordered a turkey burger with lettuce wrapped around it instead of a bun (how very health conscious of me, right?) and I had an epiphany, “turkey should be paired with white wine!” I can’t believe I actually know something about wine, let alone a so-called rule. I’m sure that it doesn’t always apply, but I stuck with my gut and ordered a white wine. And not just any white wine, but the cheapest one on the menu.
It turned out to be a Mezzomondo Pinot Grigio Chardonnay blend and I don’t understand what any of those words mean. Ok, well maybe I kind of do a little. Pinot Grigio is one type of grape and chardonnay is another (God, I hope that’s right). This wine had them mixed together!
Now, for some info from my handy wine passport:
Variety: Pinot Grigio/Chardonnay
Mezzomondo Pinot Grigio Chardonnay
Producer: ??? I’m having a hard time figuring out this one
Country/Region: Italy, Sicily
Where Sampled: Romer’s Burger Bar
Date: Jan. 19/2012
Price: $5.00/5 oz.
And here are my tasting notes:
- Tastes good with the turkey burger
- Very light and fruity; sweet
- No “yucky” taste or aftertaste
- I was able to finish the whole glass without squirming or complaining
So, yes, I’m obviously not a wine connoisseur yet, but it’s a start. At least, I have my first wine tasting done! YAY!
Cheers to many more to come.