Drinks for Tomato Based Dishes

In this week’s WEEKEND magazine, Olly pairs the drinks for tasty (and healthy) dishes based on the mighty tomato.

One-pan Tomato, Chicken, Mascarpone & Prosciutto Bake

Olly’s wine pairing: Sainsbury’s Discovery Collection South African Field Blend 2022 (13.5%) £10

A blend led by chenin blanc, this richly bodied white is round andplush, making it the perfect wine to deal with the texture of chicken. It’s also vivacious enough to accompany tomatoes. Available in-store.

Spicy Gazpacho with Vegetable Salsa Topping

Olly’s wine pairing: Tesco Finest Pinot Grigio 2022 (12.5%) £7

A reminder of how great pinot grigio can be, this has a delightful lemon blossom intensity and plenty of zing to match the gazpacho, plus freshness to complement the salsa. It’s also tremendous value!

Heritage Tomato Salad with Watermelon and Feta

Olly’s wine pairing: Castelmaure Corbieres Rosé 2022 (13.5%) £9.99 in a Mix Six (£11.99 per bottle), Majestic

What a find! A peachy-coloured rosé with herby complexity and joyful fruit, this is fantastic paired with fragrant, lightly spiced dishes like this summery salad.

Roasted Tomatoes with Garlic & Herbs

Olly’s wine pairing: Morrisons The Best Bush Vine Grenache Blanc 2022 (13.5%) £8.50

With a dish containing balsamic, a wine with a fruity core is vital. This South African gem fits the bill, having tropical depth and lots of zestiness for the tomatoes.

This article was originally published in the Daily Mail’s WEEKEND magazine on Saturday 5th August 2023.

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

hot bottle

straight to your inbox

Sign up for Olly’s Hot Bottle newsletter for all his
latest news and exclusive wine recommendations