Batch Cook Pairings

Olly pairs the drinks for more delicious dishes from The Batch Lady’s cookbook in the Mail’s WEEKEND magazine.

Top Pick for Chicken - Pesto and Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken

Olly’s wine pairing: Extra Special Montepulciano 2021 (13.5%) £6, Asda

Sleek as a tangy black cherry, this silky Italian red is an absolute no-brainer for the price. It’s also light enough to suit chicken dishes perfectly.

Terrific with Tomato Sauce - Arrabbiata Pasta Sauce

Olly’s wine pairing: Chianti Riserva 2019 DOCG (13%) £6.49, Lidl

If you’re going to buy just one wine this week, make it this. Poised between vibrant fruit and earthy depth, it’s wildly good value for tomato sauces.

Brilliant with Beef - Spiced Beef Skewers

Olly’s wine pairing: Mimo Moutinho Lisboa Red 2021 (13%) £4.99, Aldi

This juicy and fruity no-nonsense red is great fun, and easy-drinking with these brilliant beef skewers. It really is a top-value vino.

Sweet Treat - Choccy Pear Bake

Olly’s wine pairing: Coteaux du Layon Domaine des Forges 2020 (12.5%, 50cl) £9.99, Waitrose

This chenin blanc from France’s Loire region has indulgent, appley sweetness that works beautifully with the pear and chocolate in this recipe. Serve chilled.

This article was originally published in the Daily Mail’s WEEKEND magazine in Saturday 4th February 2023

Read the full column and get the full lip smacking recipes HERE

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