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
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.