In this week’s WEEKEND magazine column, Olly pairs the drinks for classic period dishes taken from the newly released ‘Call the Midwife’ cookbook.
Olly’s wine pairing: Heggies Vineyard Botrytis Riesling 2017 (37.5cl, 10%), £14.99, Waitrose
A little is all you need of this intensely flavoured lime and peachy zinger of a sweet wine. Magic served in a small glass with a Knickerbocker Glory.
Olly’s wine pairing: Fonte del Re Lacrima di Morro d’Alba DOC 2021 (13%), £15, Tesco
This super-scented Italian red is made from luscious lacrima grapes. Perfumed as a rose, it is an irresistible summery treat with main courses.
Chicken and Mushroom Pie
Olly’s wine pairing: Paul Mas Marsanne 2022 (13%), £7.50, Asda
Decent value for a white with the right textural depth for a savoury pie. The pineapple-meets-satsuma flavours show the freshness in France’s Languedoc wines.
Coconut Layer Cake
Olly’s wine pairing: Samos Anthemis 2016 (50cl, 15%) £9.95,
One of Greece’s hidden gems, this marmalade-scented sticky wine is richly splendid. Serve chilled for a mellow, dreamy sip alongside the Coconut Layer Cake.
Strawberry Meringue Cake
Olly’s wine pairing: Real Peony Blush Sparkling Tea (0%) £13, or £9.95 each in a case of 6,
The whole family will love this booze-free peachy bubbly. With its crisp, sherbetty finish, it is delightfully light served with fruity cakes.