Foxcroft Wine Co., of Dilworth and SouthPark, is predicated on a deceptively simple concept: to combine a wine bar with a full-service kitchen. Naturally, they kicked it up a notch by also sourcing a diverse selection of wines from every major wine-producing region in the world. With all this at your fingertips, you get to do your own mealtime experimentation: The Foxcroft burger — ground hanger steak, grilled onion, lettuce, tomato, truffle aioli, and bleu cheese — is great regardless, but when paired with a complementary type of red, becomes a real gourmet experience.
Here’s a few keys: If you’re pairing wine and a hamburger, the experts advise a structured, spicier wine — the bolder flavors can better confront those toppings. Tannic, flexible reds are among the best go-tos here, like the one pictured above. But don’t take our word for it: True experimentation requires multiple trials, and part of the fun at Foxcroft is picking your own wine based on the profile — you wouldn’t only want to eat this meal only once anyway, after all.