Drinks fit for a King!

This Coronation WEEKEND, Olly pairs the drinks for the ultimate Coronation dinner party recipes.

Eggs Drumkilbo

Olly’s wine pairing: Busi Jacobsohn Rosé 2019 (12%) £39.75, yapp.co.uk

This pink English fizz is the definition of ‘finesse’: dancing with summer fruit and from a stellar vintage, it’s fit for a king and has the right richness to stand up to Eggs Drumkilbo.

Cutlets of Windsor Lamb with Sauce Paloise

Olly’s wine pairing: Cabardes Terroirs d’Altitude Chateau de Pennautier 2018 (14.5%) £11.50, thewinesociety.com

Complex, mature and delicious, this red has all the silky quality of higher-priced classics, plus a truffly richness that’s bang on for lamb.

Langoustines Lossiemouth

Olly’s wine pairing: Langham Blanc de Blancs NV (12%) £39.95, langhamwine.co.uk

A whirl of bright vigour and tension laced with hints of cookie dough, this brand new release is just wonderful with langoustines – and will also age beautifully.

Apricot Crepes Soufflé

Olly’s wine pairing: Coolhurst Demi-Sec Rosé 2017 (12%) £42, coolhurstvineyards.com

A sensational Sussex bubbly that’s off-dry and irresistibly fruity – think rhubarb dusted with icing sugar – this is especially delightful as a partner for the Apricot Crêpes Soufflé.

Chocolate Biscuit Cake

Olly’s wine pairing: Waitrose No.1, 8 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky (40%) £23, 70cl

Aged in bourbon casks for a natural sweetness that’s spot on for biscuit cake, this whisky has a delicate, peaty creaminess as well as a hint of fudge.

This article was originally published in the Daily Mail’s WEEKEND magazine in Saturday 6th May 2023.

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

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