We did it again. We enjoy going out for fancy meals with a glass of fine wine, but for dinner at home we tend towards simpler fare. We still enjoy a nice wine, though. Time and again, we make burgers at home. It's an easy dish to make that pairs surprisingly well with wine.
We've talked about the how, or, what wines pair best with burgers. The why is something else entirely. Adding a nice bottle of wine to a simple meal is an easy way to turn a simple meal into a special evening. Whether you prepare a picnic, a plate of cheese and crackers, or just order in some takeout food, sitting down with a bottle encourages us to relax and enjoy the meal, and spend a bit of extra time with each other. And, isn't that the whole point of the wine experience?