Wednesday, May 21, 2008


Tremendous evening weather-wise here, lower 60 degree range, sunny and no humidity.

Dinner was some spicy, garlic shrimp over tagliatelle. Garlic and shallots were sauteed quickly in some olive oil, then some paprika and red peppers were tossed in. A half pound of wild caught shrimp were added and quickly sauteed. A teaspoon of butter and some salt and white pepper came next. Finally a half cup of white wine was added. The shrimp were served over pasta with a handful of fresh parsley tossed on top.

The evening's wine (pictured) was a Domane Wachau Terrassen Federspiel Gruner Veltliner 2005. This is a very nice Austrian wine. Sharp and tart on the nose with a lemon / grapefruit aroma sitting on top of limestone. Medium body and almost completely dry it just tasted like spring, fresh citrus and fresh herbs. It certainly held up well with the shrimp, and at 12% alcohol it was easy to drink. The photo is the last glass of the evening. It's cool enough that there may be a Scots' whisky on the patio before the evening is done.

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