Drinks for Jamie Oliver’s 5 Ingredients

In this week’s WEEKEND magazine, Olly pairs the drinks for a selection of Jamie Oliver’s festive favourite recipes that use just five ingredients.

Quick crispy duck, Creamy white beans, Charred broccoli, Orange and Sage

Olly’s wine pairing: Fairtrade Bonarda Malbec 2022 (13%) £6, Co-op

A brilliant bargain, this juicy red has the perfect mulberry-tinged elegance to sip with Jamie’s Quick Crispy Duck. Bonarda is a joyfully upbeat grape and lightens the malbec into a deliciously drinkable blend.

Pot-roast Chicken, Fondant Potatoes, Herby Salsa, Roasted Garlic

Olly’s wine pairing: Mylonas Savatiano 2022 (12%) £16, maltbyandgreek.com

A gorgeous white, this has a trail of subtle smoke wreathed around lemony herbs and citrus power. Stunning to pour with Pot-Roast Chicken, it’s a real find that shows Greek wine’s stellar potential.

Simple Celebration Cake

Olly’s wine pairing: Bella Cucina Asti Spumante 2022 (7%) £4.75, Tesco

A fab, lemony-sweet fizz for under five quid, this feels invigorating popped from the fridge with the Simple Celebration Cake. Pour into white wine glasses and revel in this star’s festive fragrance.

Chestunut Carbonara

Olly’s wine pairing: Extra Special Mas Miralda Cava 2017 (12%) £7.50, Asda

This is outrageously good value for a rich yet zesty sparkler that will go down a storm during the Christmas party season. Deliciously frothy, it’s also an exquisite treat with the Chestnut Carbonara.

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

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

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