Drinks with Jamie Oliver’s One-Pan Wonders!
This week, Olly serves up the perfect drinks to pair with Jamie Oliver’s One-pan wonders.
Olly’s wine pairing: Asda Extra Special Asti (7%) £7.50 (£5.63 each if you buy six until 29 August)
Ignore those who turn their noses up at sparkling Asti – it’s terrific with desserts. Think of it like liquid sherbet, dancing and dazzling alongside the Petal’s Pudding recipe. At just 7% alcohol it’ll put a spring in your summertime step.
Tantalising Aussie Fizz
Olly’s wine pairing: Tim Wildman Astro Bunny Pét-Nat 2021 (12%) £26, thewinesociety.com
A substantial splash-out here, and I’m recommending it for its sheer deliciousness. This beautiful Australian bubbly is as memorable and as scrumptious as an apricot the size of the Moon, with a tantalising spicy ginger finish.
Olly’s wine pairing: D’Arenberg The Olive Grove Chardonnay 2020 (13%) £12, Tesco
With its rich pine nut depth thanks to fermentation and maturation in French oak, chardonnay is a classic pairing for Jamie’s chicken and mushroom pie. This Aussie ace is crafted with elegance by wine legend Chester Osborn.
Super with Salmon
Olly’s wine pairing: Sirch Friulano 2021, Colli Orientali del Friuli DOC (13%) £12.99 (£9.99 in a Mix Six deal), Majestic
A joyful, textural, peachy treat of a wine, this Italian white is full of freshness. Its crispness is spot on for the salmon recipe and there’s a subtle almond richness to pick up on the cheese too.
Luscious with Lamb
Olly’s wine pairing: Aldi Specially Selected Cairanne 2020 (14.5%) £8.99
Bold and spicy, this French red has massive presence for the cash, and delivers a wow factor from the first sip. Gorgeous with the glaze on Jamie’s lamb shanks, it also has exactly the right amount of welly to work with the meat.
Olly’s wine pairing: Samos Vin Doux (15%) £8.99, Waitrose
The Greek island of Samos produces some of the world’s most underrated sweet wines, and this one has aromas and flavours of orange blossom, plus a syrupy glossiness. If there’s any left, add a jot to bubbly for a sumptuous cocktail.
Outrageous Pulled Pork
Olly’s wine pairing: Sandford Orchards Devon Red Cider (4.5%) £2.25, Morrisons
Made with 100% Devon apples, this quality cider can handle the aromatics of pulled pork and complement the apple in the dish too. It’s a bottle of British brilliance.
Great with Chilli
Olly’s wine pairing: Lost & Grounded Helles Lager Beer (4.4%) £2.75, Waitrose
Scrumptiously balanced, this beautiful Bristolian beer put an instant smile on my wife’s face. Great with chilli, it’s irresistible served in a glass that’s been in the freezer. Wow!