I am not a vegetarian but I will often go meatless for a few days. I love a good veggie burger in place of my steak or salmon. One of my favorite veggie burgers is a hearty mixture of quinoa, mushrooms, onions, spinach, and a myriad of other earthy ingredients. Even though I often sacrifice meat for dinner, I rarely go a night without wine. An earthy Pinot Noir is my favorite wine pairing because of how it complements the flavors in the burger. Pinot is a great combination with a lot of vegetarian dishes because the flavors of the wine generally don’t overpower the delicate vegetables.
Belle Glos Meiomi 2009 Pinot Noir (reviewed here http://wp.me/p1vdhr-io) is a perfect match with earthy veggie burgers. The savory flavors of this wine really bring out the earthiness of the burgers. I hope this pairing helps you if you are a vegan, vegetarian, or just looking for a good “Meatless Monday” idea. With this combination, you will not miss the meat at all!