Drinks with Fish

In this week’s WEEKEND magazine, Olly pairs the drinks for chef Nathan Outlaw’s sumptuous fish dishes!

Grilled Sardines with Feta, Orange and Cucumber Salad

Olly’s wine pairing: The Society’s Greek White 2022 (12.5%) £8.95, thewinesociety.com

Scented and soaring with freshness, this Greek white is a fragrant whirl of deliciousness. Stunning when sipped with sardines, it’s sheer brilliance for under £10.   

Ling poached in Herbed Oil with Summer Vegetables

Olly’s wine pairing: Finest Viñas del Rey Albariño 2022 (13%) £9.50, Tesco

A splendidly pure Spanish white from the Galician coast, this is not only outstanding with the summery ling dish, but a wine you’ll want to sip whenever the sun comes out.

Green Gazpacho with Crab and Walnuts

Olly’s wine pairing: Château Barthès Bandol Rosé 2021 (13.5%) £14, Co-op

A treat thanks to its intense flavours and generous concentration of fruit, this southern French beauty has gentle raspberry refreshment and a succulence to match crab’s bold impact.

The BBQ Mackerel Sub

Olly’s wine pairing: Isoletta Lucido Pinot Grigio 2022 (12%) £5.49, Morrisons

For a good-value glugger, this party white is blessed with simple vitality, alongside lemony flair and a hint of peachiness too. A no-brainer if you’re after a barbecue bargain.

Cod Steaks with Five-Pepper Hollandaise and Grilled Fennel

Olly’s wine pairing: Specially Selected Rioja Rosado  (13%) £6.99, Aldi

This fruity Spanish rosé goes with every fish from plaice to bass and can also handle the robust flavours of rubs and marinades. It’s very keenly priced too.

This article was originally published in the Daily Mail’s WEEKEND magazine in Saturday 10th June 2023.

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

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