Tag Archives: Portugal

Grilled Chicken & Salsa with a Portuguese White

The chicken, despite the grilling, remains relatively bland but juicy. The salsa is both fruity and sharp and it is this sharpness that is the challenge for the wine. The dish is a perfect summer one, it is fresh and … Continue reading

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Chicken and Bacon Salad with a Portuguese White

I had never before heard of the Maria Gomes grape, but the Wine Society gave a good account of its Bossa Branco 2008 from the Bairrada region which is 100% Maria Gomes. It is also 12.5% alcohol and costs £5.95. … Continue reading

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Scallops on Bubble & Squeak with a Portuguese White

The dish, a first try at this recipe, is very good. The contrast in textures is particularly interesting, but the piquant sauce also points up with the other ingredients. I really liked it. A frequent recommendation with scallops is Viognier, … Continue reading

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Tuna Sicilian Style

Despite the rain we like to maintain the illusion of summer so it was seared tuna for dinner and another challenge for GrapeGuru. Tonno alla Stemperata requires that you sear the tuna then marinade it (yes, in that order) in … Continue reading

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