We’re not kidding. This is the ULTIMATE burger. Especially if you’re a wine lover…

Yes we’ve got the patty and the brioche bun. So far so straightforward. But the killer ingredients? A tawny port reduction (‘wino’s ketchup’). Blue cheese. Umami paste. 

And to top it all off? Truffle mustard mayo.

So yes, in this fun episode we attempt to answer that HUGE question: what wine to drink with your burger?!

After much research, thought and drinking of wine, Susie was inspired to create this recipe – the Umami Bomb. A burger designed specifically to appeal to wine lovers.

We then set to work – the first challenge is eating the burger while talking (not straightforward). But of course the point of the exercise is to explain what wines work best with the burger and why – featuring some delicious bottles along the way.

This was a fascinating and fun episode to put together, we hope you enjoy it.


This episode is brought to you in association with Wine Club by Majestic – a service where you subscribe to receive a different case of wine four times a year. What’s more, when you sign up you get the value of your first case back in money-off vouchers to spend in Majestic stores or online – plus a magazine that not only explains the wines but also gives you delicious recipes to match.

  • Definition Lodi Zinfandel 2019, California, USA, 14% (from £6.99)
  • Morgenster Lourens River Valley 2013, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 14.5% (from £17.99)
  • Piekenierskloof Heirloom Red 2020, Swartland, South Africa, 14.5% (from £19.99 or as part of the Grand Tour Wine Club case)

The wines are all available from Majestic. Prices are for mix-six.


Download our ULTIMATE burger recipe