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Wednesday Whine

Aurora-Colheita-Tardia-Semillon-e-Malvasia-Bianca-ALTA-244x1024I don’t have many Brazilian wines in my rack.

However, I do have a half bottle (500ml) of Aurora Late Harvest 2012 from the south, Bento Gonçalves.

Vinícola Aurora

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Grape variety: Semillon Mavasia Bianca

Best temp: 10 – 16ºC

Food pairings: desserts, mousse, cheesecake, chocolate fondue. Also with ‘blue vein cheeses, Roquefort and Gorgonzola.

Royal Stilton

Royal Stilton

Be interesting to try it.


Wednesday Whine

Missed yesterday, I was having mouse issues…

Peeping into my wine rack.

This is another that didn’t last long in the rack.

Convento da Serra – White 2009

Another wine from the Alentejo region in southern Portugal.

Grape types: Fernão Pires, Rabo de Ovelha and Roupeiro

My view: Damned fine wine, looking for more.

On-line wine sellers note: Aroma muito fresco e limonado, denotando a juventude do vinho.  (Very fresh aroma, lemon, denoting a young wine).

Price: R$27 ($12)


Something for the Winos


Butter-Fried Sea Scallops

I love scallops.

I was reading earlier about the Queen scallops from the Isle on Man, Manx scallops; and I found this, literally my mouth began to water.

Oh yum yum

Oh yum yum

So simple. So yummy.

There are a zillion recipes out there for pan-fried scallops. This is one of mine.

The fresher my ingredients are, the less I usually fuss with my food. This recipe combines a few simple ingredients that complement each other—and still let the individual flavors shine through.

For this recipe, fresh sea scallops are seared in a thyme-infused butter, then drenched in white wine. They simmer for just a few minutes, and the sauce cooks down into a brine-y, buttery, herb-laced reduction.

It’s fresh, fast, easy, and oh-so-delicious.

The how to with photos can be found on The Hungry Mouse. Image credit there too.

Which wine… whine