Monday Wines-A Spanish Treasure

Tonight’s scramble of a dinner turned into a tasty meal with the help of a delightful wine-The Spanish Quarter has a Chardonnay-Albarino blend that paired really well with my play on Chicken Piccata. Bright and fruity, floral and round, it was a good balance with the dish. 

I had to come up with something quick, since I went to the gym late today.  At 5:45 my original plan for dinner was not going to happen.  Instead, I sautéed some chicken and then deglazed the pan with about a 1/4 cup of wine, 1/2 cup stock, and 2 tbsp of butter.  I cooked it down and then add capers and the juice of a lemon.  I threw the al dente pasta in the pan and dinner was served.

I wasn’t sure what to expect from the wine as it was a bargain (50% off) but I was really pleased.  As it was a new blend for me, I wasn’t sure how it would pair with the dish, but it worked really well.  A nice little treat at the end of a Monday. 


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Wine lover. Oenophile. Wanna-be-sommelier. Mom. Mommy. MA-MAAAAA!!!!!! Grocery shopper, budding nutritionist, dish scrubber, meat cutter. My love of wine started in my mid-twenties. I have no formal training, just a decent palatte and a desire to learn. And I am pretty good in the kitchen. The more I learn, the greater the desire to educate myself through articles, blogs, travel, and surrounding myself with others who like to discuss wine. When things calm down (what's that?) in my life, I may choose a formal education in the arena, but for now, I will taste, share, and taste some more. My descriptors may or may not be "correct." My pairings may wow, surprise, or may not "work." But, the best learning is through trial and error, right? Especially when the "trial" means drinking more wine. So, if you are up for a little wisdom about wine, and a lot of wine-induced wisdom, come along for the ride

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