Drinks for Wintery Soups!

In this week’s WEEKEND magazine, Olly pairs the drinks for nutritious, delicious warming broths…

Spicy Salmon & Coconut Soup

Olly’s wine pairing: Kakapo New Zealand White 2022 (11%) £6.25, Asda

Tropical and aromatic yet crisp as a frozen wedge of pink grapefruit, this is brilliant with Thai-style dishes – at a great price, too.

Beetroot and Apple Sauce with Greek Yoghurt

Olly’s wine pairing: Waitrose Loved & Found Touriga Nacional 2021 (14%) £8.99

Powerful, classy and fragrant, this prize red from Portugal is epic value for money. It’s a winning combo with beetroot and horseradish.

Celeriac & Leek Soup with Crispy Pancetta

Olly’s wine pairing: Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi 2022 (13.5%) £7.65, Co-op

This white with a mellow almond edge will pick up on the celeriac – and has plenty of lemony flair to keep you quenched with the pancetta.

Sweet Potato Broth with Chicken Dumplings

Olly’s wine pairing: Chateau du Moulin-à-Vent Couvent des Thorins 2020 (13%) £20.62, stannarywine.com

This top-class French Gamay is a red wine renowned for its classic softness, freshness and elegance. It’s an iconic and classy choice to match with this sweet potato soup.

Curried Dhal Soup with Garlic Sprouts

Olly’s wine pairing: Specially Selected Île de Beauté Rosé (12.5%) £8.49, Aldi

Earthy dhal pairs beautifully with a fulsome fragrant rosé like this one, blended from Corsican grapes.

This article was originally published in the Daily Mail’s WEEKEND magazine on Saturday 11th November 2023.

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

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