Recipe: Korean Kimchi Burgers
Pair with: Merlot. When it hails from eastern Washington, it often has a more savory, herbal quality than Merlot from California. Our bottle pick calls for a touch of brininess in its food partner, but it also has enough of that classic cherry-chocolate Merlot profile to handle a little heat in the kimchi here. Bonus: a great matchup between the wine’s smoke and soy in the burger. Recommended bottle: Walla Walla Vintners 2009 Merlot (Walla Walla Valley).