How to Pair (Great) Wine With McDonald’s

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How to Pair (Great) Wine With McDonald’s

#1 Post by Sh@n A » October 20th, 2020, 7:15 pm

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#2 Post by Craig G » October 20th, 2020, 7:52 pm

Sometime I have to drink MacDonald with McDonald’s.
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#3 Post by Chris Seiber » October 20th, 2020, 8:06 pm

Craig G wrote:
October 20th, 2020, 7:52 pm
Sometime I have to drink MacDonald with McDonald’s.
My fellow Captain Haddock fan for the win.

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#4 Post by David Baum » October 20th, 2020, 8:46 pm

I had Ornellaia with meatloaf last night. Not bad for a Monday night

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#5 Post by crickey » October 21st, 2020, 5:37 am

I prefer 1961 Petrus, but will do 1961 Cheval Blanc in a pinch.
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#6 Post by Anton D » October 21st, 2020, 8:45 am

Carl's Super Star with Lynch Bages is a family tradition.

Mickey D's is tougher....for a DQPC straight up your tannic Cali cab...Dunn, Togni, Alpha Omega.
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#7 Post by David Glasser » October 22nd, 2020, 5:23 pm

crickey wrote:
October 21st, 2020, 5:37 am
I prefer 1961 Petrus, but will do 1961 Cheval Blanc in a pinch.
I bet you bring your own styrofoam cup, too. [cheers.gif]

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#8 Post by Tom Mann » October 23rd, 2020, 5:16 am

When I first started in the trade (late 1999) in a wine shop in London, we did a lot of on-site tasting, especially on Saturdays...

My colleague had the idea to try and work out what would pair with McDonalds, so we grabbed some and opened two bottles.

1985 La Mission Haut Brion on its own was delicious - with the Big Mac an absolute disaster. I think it was the special sauce - it just totally messed up the flavour profile and it was all tannins.

On the other hand, 1985 Krug (en magnum, of course) was a winner. It was of course brilliant alone, but it shone with the food - I think the extra acidity of Champagne and the natural richness of Krug just cut through all the extra stuff in the burger.

It's worth noting that Krug is also particularly good with a bacon sandwich or a English fried breakfast.

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#9 Post by Keith Levenberg » October 23rd, 2020, 6:58 am

Nope. Coca Cola doesn't taste as good anywhere as it does at McD's. You can't top 100 points.

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#10 Post by Charlie A » October 23rd, 2020, 7:32 am

Champagne with McDs is one of my guilty pleasures. Something in the 8-10 g/L dosage range, with a higher proportion of Pinot. Great with a double cheeseburger (no pickles) and large fries.
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