Classic Dishes

In this week’s WEEKEND magazine column, Olly pairs the drinks for classic period dishes taken from the newly released ‘Call the Midwife’ cookbook.

Knickerbocker Glory

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.

Quiche Lorraine

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.

This article was originally published in the Daily Mail’s WEEKEND magazine in Saturday 25th June 2023.

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

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