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,
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.