In our most recent Instagram Influencer collaboration with our friends at ApexDrop, we posed the question to everyone, “When was the moment that you realized you loved wine?” We were thinking back to that spellbinding moment in the movie Sideways when actress Virginia Madsen, playing the character Maya, shares her relationship with wine. We paraphrase:
“I like to think about the life of wine. How it’s a living thing. I like to think about what was going on the year the grapes were growing; how the sun was shining – if it rained. I like to think about all the people who tended and picked the grapes….”
As part of this collaboration, we presented the new releases of our Lloyd Cellars 2020 Carneros Chardonnay and 2019 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir, along with our Lloyd Cellars Wine Journal and pen to help our friends capture future moments and musings over sips of wine with friends and family.
One of the early gems from this collab was the creation of a recipe by our friend, chef, and photographer Gina Garbero, AKA, the_chubby_home_chef. Of course, as a chef who is constantly developing recipes, she’s decided to use the Lloyd Cellars Wine Journal to capture her tasty creations. Check out Gina’s Scallops with White Wine & Butter Sauce recipe below followed by her how-to video!
Scallops & Lloyd Cellars White Wine Butter Sauce
- 1.5 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1.5 lbs Sea Scallops
- 2 cups White Wine
- 3 tbsp Blood Orange Juice
- 1 tbsp Butter
- 2 cloves Garlic
- 2 tbsp Minced Parsley
- Black Pepper to Taste
- Sear Scallops to Golden Brown
- Deglaze with 1/2 Cup of Wine
- Simmer for 2 Minutes
- Add Wine, Juice & Garlic. BTAB. Reduce by Half.
- Add Butter & Parsley
- Garnish with Orange Zest